Chisholm Trail 150th anniversary proclamation delivered to Montague County

Red Steagall is shown with members of the Montague County Historical Commission. (Courtesy photo)

On Oct. 3 members of the Montague County Historical Commission received proclamations from Kansas and Oklahoma to mark the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail.
Montague County was selected as the site to receive the proclamations because of the importance of the millions of cattle that crossed into Oklahoma at Red River Station. The ceremony took place near the Red River Bridge between Ringgold and Terrell.
Commission Chairperson Margaret Woodyard welcomed the guests. Member Wayne Wood gave a brief history explaining why Texas had so many longhorns and how the cattle drives helped to revive the economy of Texas after the Civil War. Wood also talked about the hardships along the trail.
Stacy Moore from the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK, read the Oklahoma and Kansas proclamations and presented them to the historic. Popular western singer Red Steagall attended and performed.

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