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14th Annual Pioneer Days
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
14th Annual Pioneer Days**Free Event** November 17th, 18th, 2017 8am to 6pm each day Come and experience life in 1854.... 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 - Hadley Farm
This level grassland stretching several miles was a rendezvous area for the larger herds where they could regroup and round up the strays that fell behind the main herd. Once the herd was gathered, a few scrub cattle would be.... 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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