Western Cattle Trail


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Western Cattle Trail

In 1875 the last free bands of Comanches and Kiowas were confined to the reservations at Fort Sill, allowing regular cattle drives over the Western Cattle Trail, which continued until about 1888. By the time the drives ended, millions of Longhorns had passed this way, through what is now Friendship, bound for Dodge City. This area was Greer County, Texas until 1896. when the Supreme Court determined it was a part of Oklahoma Territory. After it was opened for homesteading in 1897, settlers poured in, seeking free land a new life.Oklahoma Historical Society and Friendship History Project


Directions:

East of Altus, Ok, Highway 62 turn north at mile marker 45, go to the town of Friendship. Marker is on the east side of road.Other marker is East of Altus,Ok at the East end of Altus Air Force Base on Highway 62 monument is on the north side of highway in a scenic turn out.


34.69614, -99.22896
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More Pictures:
Great Western Trail Monument The Great Western Cattle Trail Monument The Great Western Cattle Trail Monument Altus Air Force Base

This Monument is located just out side of Altus Air Force Base.

Western Cattle Trail

Western Cattle Trail

Links:

www.rootsweb.com/~itgenweb/itprojects/roads/cattle-trails.htm

digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v014/v014p084.html

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