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15th Annual Pioneer Days
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
15th Annual Pioneer Days**Free Event** November 16th, 17th, 2018 8am to 6pm each day Come and experience life in 1854.... More
2018 Market Days at BBM/CTOM, April through October
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
2015 July-Community Clean Up Day
07/11/15
Six volunteers braved the heat and repainted 31 of the 66 silhouette cattle 'along the Chisholm Trail.' This job needs to be done every five years or so. We made a good dent and will complete the rest of the herd soon. Come and volunteer once a month if you can. Tasks for all ages/skill levels. We have fun, too! See our photos in the Photo Gallery!
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Rocaille Ranch
During the cattle drive days, O'Neal's Trading Post, located a few yards east on a hill overlooking the "Deep Blue Hole" of the Nolan River, was the only trading post between Waco and Comanche Peak on the Brazos. William and.... 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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