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16th Annual Pioneer Days **Nov 15 and 16, 2019**
Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Nov 15 and 16, 2019 **FREE** Come and share some Western/Texas history with us! Cowboys, Native Americans, gun fighters, Civil.... More
CTOM Fall Concert at Market Square in Downtown Cleburne
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Reserve the evening of October 26th for the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum Fall Concert at Market Square in downtown Cleburne!.... More
2014 Nolan River School
06/01/14
The original Nolan River School operated from 1855 to 1872 and was rebuilt and reopened in 2012.

As of May 2013, Randolph Garner, retired educator has taught 57 full school day classes taking the students back in time. The students are brought out by school bus at 8:30 am and picked up at 2:30 pm. Most of the students are fourth graders from CISD, but we have had most all grade levels from first to college. We have had private schools and home schools attend. While it is not necessary, we encourage the students and their teachers to dress in period outfits. The charge to attend a class is $10 per student with at least 20 students. We can seat up to 32 students.

These school days are not field trips but rather a regular school day as it might have been in 1868. Ray's Arithmetic, Blue Back Spellers and McGuffey Readers are used with slate boards and chalk to write and cipher. No cell phones, computers or electricity are used and a potbelly stove gives heat in the winter. Bring your camera and check this view of the past.

Call 817 648 2815 for more information and the next school days.

There is seating for observation at the back of the class room and we encourage you to stop and take a look at how it was in days gone by.

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Chisholm Trail Marker - Nolan River Crossing
Crossing a small or large tributary was difficult for drovers with a herd of wild South Texas Longhorns that had been grazing undisturbed for some 300 years since being introduced by Columbus on his second voyage in 1494 and Cortez.... Read More
Did you know?
Jesse Chisholm used the trail to trade with the U.S. Army and Native American tribes from his trading post at the present site of the Twin Lakes Shopping Center in Wichita to his southern trading post in Indian Territories. The Wichita Indians used the Chisholm Trail when they moved from their native territory to the

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