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Cattle Drive to Mark Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Longhorns will once again be driven through central Kansas to mark the approaching 150th anniversary of a famous cattle trail. The Salina Journal reports that the cattle drive is part of a weekend celebration in Abilene marking the Chisholm Trail sesquicentennial. The drive will feature about 30 longhorns and will end at a Wild West attraction called Old Abilene Town after a parade. The festivities will mark the almost two-decade span when the trail, which started in 1867, was used to move millions of head of cattle from Texas ranches to Kansas railheads. The cattle then were sold and shipped eastward. Besides the longhorn drive, there also will be Native American Indian dancers. Descendants of Jesse Chisholm, who blazed the trail, also will be in town for the festivities. For more information, visit

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