Senior Wednesday is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with a program by cowboy author and promoter Jim Gray. The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. A thousand miles of the trail brought him into contact with all that nature could throw at him; lightning, flooded rivers, hail, tornadoes, and stampeding cattle were constant challenges. Today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out.” Explore this exciting story of cowboys, cattle, and the steak on your plate.
This program is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Additional funding for this program was provided by the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.