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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 Pioneer Days
11/23/14
We enjoyed a very successful 11th Annual Pioneer Days! School children from four local schools, home schoolers, families and friends came out both Friday, Nov. 21st and Saturday, Nov. 22nd for this event. We had Terry's Texas Rangers Civil War re-enactors, Ghosts of Buzzard Flats gunfighters, music from Buttermilk Junction, Native American and other vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, Bates Bunkhouse, Johnson County Herb Society members, and lots of Western and mountain man flavor to enliven and entertain. Please see our Photo Gallery for all submitted photos!
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Smith Ranch
Settled in the valley below in 1887 and through the years has protected a 25 acre rare native prairie grass preserve. Imagine millions of bison and Longhorn cattle that grazed on this lush grass just as it is today on.... 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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