Western Cattle Trail

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Location of Marker: About nine miles north and eight and three-quarter miles west of Buffalo, Harper County.

This was the westernmost of the famous cattle trails that crossed present-day Oklahoma. From a ford across the Red River at Doan's Crossing, the route ran northward, passing a series of springs and resting places, to Sherman's Ranch on the Kansas border. Relatively free of timber, the trail provided an easy route to the Kansas cattle towns across an area in which the Indians were eager to exchange pasturage for a few head of cattle.

The above information is from the book, Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society.


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