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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Denton: Chisholm Trail Presentation


May 20 at 12:00pm to at 1:00pm
Courthouse on the Square Museum
Courthouse On The Square Museum

On Wednesday May 20, from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Courthouse-on-the-Square Commissioners’ Courtroom, Lloyd Webb and Alan Schiegg of the Denton County Historical Commission will present their research on the Chisholm Trail.

The 19th century cattle drives laid the foundation for Texas' wildly successful cattle industry and helped elevate the state out of post-Civil War despair and poverty. The Chisholm Trail, made famous through stories, mythical tales, movies, and songs, has helped to make cattle drives such a vital feature of American identity.  Lecturers Webb and Schiegg trace the many facts, and some fiction, concerning the trail and the lives of those connected from 1867 until the late 1870's.  They will also discuss the Chisholm Trail’s consideration by the National Park Service for presentation to the U.S. Congress as a National Trail. The hope is that this will be approved in time for the 2017 planned celebration of the Chisholm Trail's 150th birthday.

Lloyd Webb is a member of the Denton County Historical Commission, and the Chairman of the Chisholm Trail Marking Committee. He holds a degree from Texas Christian University, and is a resident of Sanger, Texas.

Alan Schiegg is a member of the Denton County Historical Commission and the Co-Chair of the Chisholm Trail Marking Committee. He also serves as a docent for the Denton County Office of History & Culture and lives in Denton, Texas.

All Courthouse Museum exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public.  The courthouse has handicapped parking and accessibility through the north entrance. The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located in the historic Denton County Courthouse at 110 W. Hickory in Denton, TX.

Location

  • Courthouse on the Square Museum
  • 110 W. Hickory
  • Denton, Texas
  • 76201

Contact

  • Contact:
    Courthouse on the Square Museum
  • Phone:
    940-349-2850
  • Visit Website

Fees

  • Free


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