WEFOUNDThe Great Cattle Trail


Myra Busby
Managing Director
Chamber of Commerce
301 N. Washington / P.O. Box 1379
Seymour, Texas 76380
Phone: 940-889-2921
E-mail Us

Designed, Developed and Webmastered by Ralph W. Tobin
Running Turtle Studio • Fort Worth, Texas

Index • Along the Great Western Cattle Trail • Great Western Cattle Trail Map
Seymour Chamber of Commerce and The Red River Valley Museum • Cattle Trails and Cowboys • Great Western Cattle Trail Additional Links

Since 1967, Gary and Margaret Kraisinger have had one mission in their research: to tell readers exactly where the Western Cattle Trail was located and its role in the history of the American West.  Through maps and in-depth research they have documented the location of the largest cattle trail system to come out of Texas to deliver longhorns to the north from 1874 to 1897.

In the last several months, Gary and Margaret have shifted their research and writing focus to the Chisholm Trail. With the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm trail in mind in 2017, the couple have prepared another book entitled: The Shawnee-Arbuckle Trail, 1867-1870, The Predecessor of the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas . This book shows the importance of the early Shawnee Trail and its connection to the later Chisholm Trail.  Audiences will be surprised to learn that trail drivers used another route in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) to push their longhorns to Abilene, Kansas, in 1867 through 1870, before the current-day recognized Chisholm Trail in Indian Territory was used.

The Kraisingers are constantly researching, mapping, and writing on some aspect of the cattle trailing industry. They plan to concentrate next on the cattle trails north of Abilene and Ellsworth into Nebraska. The couple is always glad to share their knowledge. Give Margaret a call if your group is interested in a program on any of the four south-to-north cattle trail systems.

By the early twenty-first century, the Great Western Cattle Trail Association had undertaken the mission to preserve the route of the trail by placing cement markers every six miles. The first marker in Texas was erected in 2004 at Doans, Texas.

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Myra Busby
Managing Director
Chamber of Commerce
301 N. Washington / P.O. Box 1379
Seymour, Texas 76380
Phone: 940-889-2921
E-mail Us

Designed, Developed and Webmastered by Ralph W. Tobin
Running Turtle Studio • Fort Worth, Texas

Index • Along the Great Western Cattle Trail • Great Western Cattle Trail Map
Seymour Chamber of Commerce and The Red River Valley Museum • Cattle Trails and Cowboys • Great Western Cattle Trail Additional Links

Since 1967, Gary and Margaret Kraisinger have had one mission in their research: to tell readers exactly where the Western Cattle Trail was located and its role in the history of the American West.  Through maps and in-depth research they have documented the location of the largest cattle trail system to come out of Texas to deliver longhorns to the north from 1874 to 1897.

In the last several months, Gary and Margaret have shifted their research and writing focus to the Chisholm Trail. With the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm trail in mind in 2017, the couple have prepared another book entitled: The Shawnee-Arbuckle Trail, 1867-1870, The Predecessor of the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas . This book shows the importance of the early Shawnee Trail and its connection to the later Chisholm Trail.  Audiences will be surprised to learn that trail drivers used another route in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) to push their longhorns to Abilene, Kansas, in 1867 through 1870, before the current-day recognized Chisholm Trail in Indian Territory was used.

The Kraisingers are constantly researching, mapping, and writing on some aspect of the cattle trailing industry. They plan to concentrate next on the cattle trails north of Abilene and Ellsworth into Nebraska. The couple is always glad to share their knowledge. Give Margaret a call if your group is interested in a program on any of the four south-to-north cattle trail systems.

Myra Busby
Managing Director
Chamber of Commerce
301 N. Washington / P.O. Box 1379
Seymour, Texas 76380
Phone: 940-889-2921
E-mail Us

Designed, Developed and Webmastered by Ralph W. Tobin
Running Turtle Studio • Fort Worth, Texas

Index • Along the Great Western Cattle Trail • Great Western Cattle Trail Map
Seymour Chamber of Commerce and The Red River Valley Museum • Cattle Trails and Cowboys • Great Western Cattle Trail Additional Links


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