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14th Annual Pioneer Days
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
14th Annual Pioneer Days**Free Event** November 17th, 18th, 19th, 2017 8am to 6pm each day Come and experience life in.... More
2017 Market Days at CTOM, April through October
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Join us for Market Days, April through October! On the 4th Saturday of the month, JCHS hosts a vendors market.... More
Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
12/01/15
The Big Bear Native American Museum opened November 15, 2014 featuring a collection of Native American artifacts donated by Leonard “Big Bear” Beal. Additional artifacts supplement his collection to provide a complete overview of Native Americans in North America from their arrival over 13,000 years ago to the present. Displays feature a wide variety of artifacts including not only projectile points but also their tools, pottery, baskets, bead work, and ceremonial pieces. Artifacts, interpretive information, vintage photographs and artwork help the visitor learn about the Native American way of life prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Murals of Native American life and a portrait of Leonard "Big Bear" Beal by local artist Julie Lee create a natural setting for the museum's artifacts. Also featured in the museum is a scavenger hunt for children to find and identify animal tracks, so bring the whole family for an enjoyable, educational adventure before visiting the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum.
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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?
The Chisholm Trail is named for Jesse Chisholm who had built several trading posts in what is now western Oklahoma before the Civil War. He died in 1868, too soon to ever drive cattle on the trail. Jesse died, at Johnny Two Hand Springs in Oklahoma, as a result of food poisoning from eating bear

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