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15th Annual Pioneer Days
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
15th Annual Pioneer Days**Free Event** November 16th, 17th, 18th, 2018 8am to 6pm each day Come and experience life in.... More
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Join us for Market Days, April through October! On the 4th Saturday of the month, the Big Bear Native American.... More
2013 Pioneer Days Classic Gun Raffle
At 5:30 PM on Saturday eight year old Brian Depaiva, from Keene, drew the winning ticket # 0168 which belonged to the lucky Paul Adlof from McKinney. Paul and his wife Shelly came back to Cleburne on Monday and met with John Schultz, the gunsmith who prepared this years gun. They all met at the Cleburne Courthouse to transfer ownership of the rifle and have their picture made with John Schultz, Randolph Garner, President of Johnson County Heritage Foundation and David Murdoch who sold Paul the ticket. The reason they met at the Courthouse is Paul was the man who removed the stone from the Courthouse to recover the Time Capsule on Nov. 16 and purchased $50. worth of Raffle Tickets.

This is what Paul won.
FULLY CUSTOM ENGRAVED 1873 WINCHESTER "Uberti" Chambered in 45 Colt
Valued at $4000. Raffle Tickets $10. or 6 for $50. 12 for $100.

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Chisholm Trail Marker - Wardville Courthouse
The Wardville Courthouse was the first county seat of Johnson County, chosen in August 1854, and located on an 80 acre donation from William O'Neal. Named for Thomas William Ward (1807-72), a Republic of Texas soldier and second commissioner of.... Read More
Did you know?
By 1870 thousands of Texas Longhorn cattle were being driven over the Chisholm Trail to the Union Pacific (later the Kansas Pacific) Railroad shipping center at Abilene. By 1871 as many as 5,000 cowboys were often paid off during a single day. Abilene became known as a rough town in the Old West.

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