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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
2016 Johnson County Co-Chair Historians Named
02/06/16
Mollie Mims and Randolph Garner have been officially named Johnson County Co-Chair Historians!
Mollie Gallop Bradbury Mims loves to promote local history and currently volunteers for the Layland Museum as an historical researcher. She hosts the Facebook group, Cleburne-Past and Present. Randolph Garner is the local historian at CTOM, retired school superintendent and school master at the Nolan River School.
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Godley
In 1867, Joe McCoy diverted his cattle drive around the swollen Trinity River and stranded herds to the north. From Buchanan, he pioneered an uncharted course through Godley, Cresson, Decatur and Red River Station then back to the main trail.... 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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