Events & Community Involvement Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive Came Right Through Downtown Clearwater
CLEARWATER CHISHOLM TRAIL 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION UPDATE: The cattle came right through downtown Clearwater around 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning, September 22, 2017! The herd of about 85 horned cattle (many of which were longhorn cattle) traveled through the town for over one mile, with lots of ample off-street parking for viewing. The Clearwater Historical Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and you will want to find the Chisholm Trail marker just West of the Clearwater Sports Complex. There will be an authentic “cow camp” from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 later today at the Clearwater Chisholm Trail Saddle Club grounds (2 miles West and 1/2 mile South of the Clearwater Elevator). IT’S A MUST-SEE!
The herd will leave Saturday, September 23rd around 7:00 a.m. for the Wichita Union Stockyards Site at 6425 W. MacArthur Rd. Another “cow camp” will be set up there from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — the final day of the cattle drive. Some of the cowboys and some of the cattle may ship out after 6:00 p.m. Red Steagall is slated to perform there that evening, with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Gate Admission is $10.00, but free tickets may still be available from sponsors, SKT in Clearwater, Horsch Trailer Sales in Clonmel, D & D Equipmet Sales/Rentals in Wichita on West Street, Truck Parts & Equipment in Wichita, and Cowboy Boot Shop on West Central in Wichita.) What a fitting ending for the historic 100-mile drive!