This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, the most famous cow path in history. In the late 1800s, approximately five million head of cattle were trailed from Texas right through Bell County, where our founder and leader Kelly Beevers grew up, to railheads in Kansas.
We work to preserve and utilize the distinctiveness of place in large part to honor and integrate heritage. In doing so we connect people and strengthen our communities. Though we are based in Montana, work largely in the Northern Rockies, and focus our efforts in the American West, Kelly's roots reach down to Central Texas.
Recently Cowboys & Indians magazine paid tribute to this large historic migration of livestock by telling the story of Jesse Chisholm and compiling a list of events celebrating 150 years of the Chisholm Trail. So in honor of our founder's heritage and that of so many Texans before us, we are watching Red River and reading of the brave men and women that drove cattle on the Chisholm Trail.