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Herds traveling the Chisholm Trail varied in size from five hundred to ten thousand; however, they usually averaged from 2,500 to 3,000 head.

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In its time, the Chisholm Trail was considered to be one of the wonders of the western world. Steven D. Dortch, “Chisholm Trail,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, www.okhistory. org (accessed December 19, 2016).

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This Travel Guide divides Frontier Country into regions to simplify your tour of the area. The Table of Contents below shows what page each region begins.

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MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY & CENTRAL REGION

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CELEBRATING 150TH YEAR OF THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

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VISIT STILLWATER & NORTHERN REGION

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JASMINE MORAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & EASTERN REGION

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CASINOS IN FRONTIER COUNTRY

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SAM NOBLE MUSEUM & SOUTHERN REGION

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CITY OF YUKON & WESTERN REGION

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FRONTIER CITY & THE FRONTIER COUNTRY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Who are we, you ask? The 12 central counties of Oklahoma are known as Frontier Country. In 1968, the-Lt. Governor of Oklahoma George Nigh realized the potential economic impact that tourism could bring to Oklahoma so he carved Oklahoma into six different regions/countries based on the heritage and environmental elements of the area. The other five are Green Country (northeastern Oklahoma), Red Carpet Country (northwestern Oklahoma), Great Plains Country (southwestern Oklahoma), Choctaw Country (southeastern Oklahoma) and Chickasaw Country (south central Oklahoma). Frontier Country got its name from the pioneering spirit of its settlers and the enduring resilience of its natives. Central Oklahoma Frontier Country is located at the crossroads of I-35, I-40, I-44 and historic Route 66, which makes it easily accessible from anywhere in the nation. Get ready for excitement and adventure while you tour the Fontier.

How Frontier Country keeps the catlle moving: FRONTIER COUNTRY STAFF Sherri Rogers Executive Director Jana Jo Ivy Director of Marketing & Graphic Design Sarah Rogers Director of Public Relations FRONTIER COUNTRY BOARD OF DIRECTORS Christy Alcox, Kyle Allison, Amy Britt, Nancy Coggins, Tom Collins, Tammy DeSpain, Jo Ann Keirsey, Dan Kuziej, Terry Lanham, Brittany Leemaster, Mark Rathe, Shelley Rowan, Stacy Staton & Melanie Voice The 2017 Travel Guide to Central Oklahoma Frontier Country is the official publication of Frontier Country Marketing Association and is produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. For additional about the state of Oklahoma: oktourism.com | 1-800-386-6552 | travel information /frontiercountry PO Box 52002 | Oklahoma City, OK 73152 | 800-652-6552 | travelok.com

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Let’s Do Something Amateur Softball Association National Hall of Fame Stadium and Museum Oklahoma City | 2801 NE 50th St 405-424-5266 | asasoftball.com

American Banjo Museum Oklahoma City |9 E Sheridan Ave 405-604-2793 | americanbanjomuseum.org An Affair Of The Heart Oklahoma City | Oklahoma State Fair Park 405-632-2652 | anaffairoftheheart.com Arcadia Lake Edmond | 9000 E Second 405-216-7470 | arcadialakeok.com Armstrong Auditorium Edmond | 14400 S Bryant Rd 405-285-1010 | armstrongauditorium.org Bricktown Water Taxi Oklahoma City |111 S Mickey Mantle Dr 405-234-TAXI | bricktownwatertaxi.com Carpenter Square Theatre Oklahoma City | 800 W Main 405-232-6500 | carpentersquare.com Downtown Edmond Edmond | Broadway and 2nd St 405-249-9391 | downtownedmondok.com Downtown OKC, Inc. Oklahoma City | 211 N Robinson, Suite 225 405-235-3500 | downtownokc.com Edmond 66 Park Edmond | Historic U.S. 66 & Post Rd 405-359-1305 | edmondadultsoftball.com Edmond Historical Society & Museum Edmond | 431 S Boulevard 405-340-0078 | edmondhistory.org Edmond Public Art Edmond 405-359-4630 | visitedmondok.com/public-art.php

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Oklahoma City | 3000 General Pershing Blvd 405-951-0000 | oklahomacontemporary.org

Harn Homestead & 1889er Museum Oklahoma City | 1721 N Lincoln Blvd 405-235-4058 | harnhomestead.com International Professional Rodeo Association Oklahoma City | 1412 S Agnew Ave 405-235-6540 | ipra-rodeo.com

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum Oklahoma City |1400 Classen Dr 405-235-4458 | OklahomaHoF.com

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Oklahoma History Center Oklahoma City | 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr 405-522-0765 | okhistory.org Oklahoma Firefighters Museum Oklahoma City | 2716 NE 50th St 405-424-3440 | osfa.info

Loves Country Stores 800-388-0983 | loves.com

Oklahoma Railway Museum Oklahoma City | 3400 NE Grand Blvd 405-424-8222 oklahomarailwaymuseum.org

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Oklahoma City | 1727 NW 16th St 405-524-9312 | lyrictheatreokc.com

Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Emporium Oklahoma City | 101 E California Ave 405-415-6779 | okreddirtemporium.com

The Museum of Osteology Oklahoma City | 10301 S Sunnylane Rd 405-814-0006 | museumofosteology.org

Oklahoma River Cruises Oklahoma City | 701 S Lincoln Blvd 405-702-7755 | okrivercruises.com

Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Oklahoma City | 301 W Reno Ave 405-445-7080 | myriadgardens.org

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Oklahoma City | Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage 405-235-3700 | oklahomashakespeare.org

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | 1700 NE 63rd St 405-478-2250 | nationalcowboymuseum.org

Oklahoma State Fair Park Oklahoma City | 3001 General Pershing Blvd 405-948-6700 | okstatefair.com

National Reining Horse Association Oklahoma City | 3021 W Reno Ave 405-946-8399 | nrha.com Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City | 620 N Harvey 405-235-3313 oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org Oklahoma City Philharmonic Oklahoma City | 428 W California, Suite 210 405-232-7575 | okcphilharmonic.org Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden Oklahoma City | 2000 Remington Place 405-424-3344 | okczoo.com

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Orr Family Farm Oklahoma City | 14400 S Western 405-799-3276 | orrfamilyfarm.com Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Edmond | 1034 S Bryant Ave 405-216-7649 | pelicanbayaquatics.com POPS Arcadia | 660 W Highway 66 405-928-7677 | pops66.com Red Earth Art Center Oklahoma City | 6 Santa Fe Plaza 405-427-5228 | redearth.org

Remington Park Racing & Casino Oklahoma City | 1 Remington Pl Frontier Country Marketing Association promoting |tourism for central Oklahoma 405-424-1000 remingtonpark.com


Robin’s Corner Museum & Gift Shop Oklahoma City | 2501 N Utah Ave 405-946-4489 | drtc.org

Old Germany Restaurant Choctaw | 15920 SE 29th 405-390-8647 | oldgermany.com

Stockyards City Main Street Oklahoma City 405-235-7267 | stockyardscity.org

Van’s Pig Stand Moore | 1991 Tower Dr 405-703-3000 | pigstand.com

The Outlet Shoppes at OKC Oklahoma City | 7624 W Reno Ave 405-787-3700 theoutletshoppesatoklahomacity.com

Let’s Sleep Fairfield Inn & Suites Edmond | 301 Meline Dr 405-341-4818 | marriott.com/okced

UCO Jazz Lab Edmond | 100 E 5th St 405-971-2100 | ucojazzlab.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bricktown Oklahoma City | 101 E Main St 405-778-8100 | hiebricktown.com

White Water Bay Oklahoma City | 3908 W Reno Ave 405-943-9687 | whitewaterbay.com

Howard Johnson Express Inn Oklahoma City | 400 S Meridian Ave 405-896-8493 | hojookc.com

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Red Roof Inn Oklahoma City | 309 S Meridian Ave 405-947-8777 | redroofinn.com Rockwell RV Park Oklahoma City | 720 S Rockwell 405-787-5992 | rockwellrvpark.com

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Super 8 Oklahoma City | 311 S Meridian Ave 405-947-7801 | super8.com

Choctaw Chamber of Commerce Choctaw | 2437 Main St 405-390-3303 | choctawchamber.com City of Choctaw Choctaw | 2500 N Choctaw Rd 405-390-8198 | choctawcity.org

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Midwest City Convention & Visitors Bureau Midwest City | 7200 SE 29th St 405-455-1818 | visitmidwestcity.com Midwest City Parks & Recreation Midwest City | 200 N Midwest Blvd 405-739-1293 | midwestcityok.org

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From America’s birth to modern Bluegrass... experience America’s instrument...the Banjo... at the American Banjo Museum

9 East Sheridan Ave Bricktown - OKC 405-604-2793

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Join Frontier Country as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail this year! Communities and attractions have come together and created a list of activities to take in! The Chisholm Trail ran directly through the western side of Frontier Country, including the towns of El Reno, Yukon and Chickasha. Historical markers can be found throughout the area commemorating the historic cattle trail. Cattle were first driven approximately 800 miles from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas in 1867. Established in 1865 by Jesse Chisholm, a half-Cherokee Indian, between 8 to 12 million cattle were moved over the trail during a twenty-year period. Once cattle arrived in Kansas, they boarded trains headed for the beefstarved northwest where they sold for up to thirteen times as much per head. Cowboy tales continue to be told today that happened along the Chisholm Trail. Touch, smell and feel the scarred land traveled by millions of cattle in the largest man-made migration in history!

See the Chisholm Trail Scheduled Activities, Exhibits and Historical Marker locations on pages 14, 15, 23 & 34.

Scheduled Activities & Exhibits Now-September 30 “Up the Chisholm Trial” Exhibit Grady County Museum, Chickasha | gradycountyhistorical.org Now-December 17 “Camp Fires, Cattle, and Cowboys” Exhibit National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | nationalcowboymuseum.org February 3-May 14 “A Date with the Duke” (Private Screening of The Cowboys starring John Wayne and lunch at the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater) National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | nationalcowboymuseum.org

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Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center Chandler | 400 E Route 66 405-258-1300 | route66interpretivecenter.org First Capital Trolley Tours Guthrie | 2nd St and Harrison Ave 405-282-6000 | firstcapitoltrolley.com Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Center Guthrie | 900 E Oklahoma Ave 405-282-1281 | guthriescottishrite.org Heritage Hall Museum Stillwater | Gallagher-Iba Arena 405-744-3188 | okstate.com/sports Lazy E Arena Guthrie | 9600 Lazy E Dr 800-595-7433 | lazye.com Lost Creek Safari, LLC Stillwater | 1200 W 80th St 405-707-0403 | lostcreeksafari.com National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum Stillwater | 405 W Hall of Fame Ave 405-377-5243 | hwhof.org Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum & Apothecary Garden Guthrie | 214 W Oklahoma Ave 405-282-1895 | drugmuseum.org Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Stillwater | 720 S Husband St 405-744-2780 | museum.okstate.edu Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Carnegie Library Guthrie | 406 E Oklahoma Ave 405-282-1889 | okterritorialmuseum.org Oklahoma WONDERtorium Stillwater | 308 W Franklin Ln 405-533-3333 | okwondertorium.org Owens Art Place Museum Guthrie | 1202 E Harrison 405-260-0204 | owensmuseum.com

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Pollard Theatre Guthrie | 120 W Harrison 405-282-2800 | thepollard.org Rick’s Fine Chocolates & Coffees Guthrie | 109-A W Oklahoma Ave 405-293-9309 | ricksdowntown.com

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Chandler Area Chamber of Commerce Chandler | 400 E Route 66 405-258-0673 | chandlerareachamber.com

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Stillwater | 702 S Duncan St 405-377-0359 | sheerarmuseum.org

City of Guthrie Guthrie | 101 N 2nd St 405-282-0190 | cityofguthrie.com

Tatanka Ranch Stroud | 820343 S 3480 Rd 918-368-2251 | thetatankaranch.com

Oklahoma Route 66 Association Chandler | P.O Box 446 405-258-0008 | oklahomaroute66.com

Territorial Capital Sports Museum Guthrie | 315 W Oklahoma Ave 405-260-1342 territorialcapitalsportsmuseum.org

Visit Stillwater Stillwater | 2617 W 6th Ave 405-743-3697 visitstillwater.org

Eskimo Joe’s Stillwater | 501 W Elm St 405-372-8896 | eskimojoes.com Mexico Joe’s Stillwater | 311 E Hall of Fame 405-372-1169 | mexicojoes.com MoJo’s Rock and Bowl Grill Stillwater | 223 E Hall of Fame 405-624-8037 | mojos-grill.com

Let’s Sleep Guthrie Bed & Breakfast Association Guthrie | 1116 N Rosebriar 405-258-1827 | guthriebb.com

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CHISHOLM TRAIL CONTINUED March 11 Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society Chili Cook-off | Dale Robertson Center Yukon | cityofyukonok.gov March 12 Western Heritage Book Club: The Western Cattle Trail “Burk” Burnett Board Room, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | nationalcowboymuseum.org March 18 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org April 15 Easter on the Prairie Kirkpatrick Family Farm Yukon | chisholmtrail.org April 15 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org May 20 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org May 27-28 Annual Chuck Wagon Festival National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | Nationalcowboymuseum.org

June 3 Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival Kirkpatrick Family Farm Yukon | cityofyukonok.gov Frontier Country Marketing Association promoting tourism for central Oklahoma

Hampton Inn and Suites Stillwater | 717 E Hall of Fame Ave 405-743-1306

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CHISHOLM TRAIL CONTINUED June 17 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org July 15 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org July 22 National Day of the Cowboy: Cattle Drives Children’s Cowboy Corral National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | nationalcowboymuseum.org July 22-October 1 Chisholm Trail: 1867-1872 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City | nationalcowboymuseum.org August 19 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org

August 31 Rock the Route Downtown Yukon | cityofyukonok.gov September 16 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org September 30 “The Wire that Changed the Prairie” Exhibit Grady County Museum Chickasha | gradycountyhistorical.org October 7, 21, 28 Ghosts of Fort Reno Tours Fort Reno, El Reno | fortreno.org

Visit our calendar of events at oktourism.com/events for complete up-to-date listings.

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The trail acquired its name from trader Jesse Chisholm, a part-Cherokee, who just before the Civil War had built a trading post in what is now western Oklahoma City. Steven D. Dortch, “Chisholm Trail,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, www.okhistory.org (accessed December 19, 2016).

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Let’s Do Something Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center Shawnee | 1899 S Gordon Cooper Dr 405-878-5830 | potawatomi.org Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary Shawnee 405-275-3121 | potawatomi.org Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Shawnee | 777 Grand Casino Blvd 405-964-7777 | grandresortok.com Harvest Creek Farmers Market and the Farmhouse Table Cafe Shawnee | 10165 N Harrison 405-275-1112 | facebook.com/HarvestCreekFarms Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center Shawnee | 1700 W Independence 405-275-7020 | shawneeexpo.org Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Seminole | 1714 W Wrangler Blvd 405-382-0950 | jasminemoran.com Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Shawnee | 1900 W MacArthur 405-878-5300 | mgmoa.org Veterans Memorial Park Shawnee | 100 E Highland Pottawatomie County Museum Shawnee | 614 E Main 405-275-8412 | pottcountymuseum.org Scissortail Skydiving Shawnee | 2202 Airport Dr 405-275-0055 | scissortailskydiving.com Seminole Nation Grisso Mansion Seminole | 612 E Wrangler Blvd 405-382-2445 | seminolenation.com/grisso-mansion Shawnee Mall Shawnee | 4901 N Kickapoo 405-275-7253 | shopshawneemall.com

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The Chisholm Trail stretched eight hundred miles from South Texas to Fort Worth and on through Oklahoma to Kansas.

Steven D. Dortch, “Chisholm Trail,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, www.okhistory.org (accessed December 19, 2016).

Let’s Eat Van’s Pig Stand Shawnee | 717 E Highland St and 3815 N Harrison 405-703-3000 | pigstand.com

Paul’s Place Steakhouse Shawnee | 120 W MacArthur St 405-275-5650 | paulsplacesteakhouse.com Bosco Joe’s BBQ & More Seminole | 2218 N Milt Phillips Ave 405-382-5700 | boscojoesbbq.com Roma Italian Restaurant Seminole | 2323 Boren Blvd 405-382-5700 | romaitalianrestaurant.com

Let’s Sleep Comfort Inn & Suites Shawnee | 5400 Enterprise Ct 405-273-8667 | comfortinn.com

Days Inn Shawnee | 5107 N Harrison St 405-275-6720 | daysinn.com Grand Casino Hotel Resort Shawnee | 777 Grand Casino Blvd 405-964-7777 | grandshawnee.com La Quinta Inn & Suites Shawnee | 5401 Enterprise Ct 405-275-7930 | LQ.com

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City of Seminole Seminole | PO Box 1218 405-382-4330 | seminole-oklahoma.net Seminole Chamber of Commerce Seminole | 326 E Evans 405-382-3640 | seminoleokchamber.org Visit Shawnee Inc. Shawnee | 231 N Bell 405-275-9780 | visitshawnee.com

Casinos in Frontier Country Blackhawk Casino Shawnee | 42008 Westech Rd 405-275-4700 | theblackhawkcasino.com

Kickapoo Casino Shawnee | 38900 W MacArthur Dr 405-395-0900 | Kickapoo-casino.com

Cimarron Casino Perkins | 821 W Freeman Ave 405-547-5352 | cimarroncasino.com

Remington Park Racing Casino Oklahoma City | 1 Remington Pl 405-424-1000 | remingtonpark.com

Firelake Casino Shawnee | 41207 Hardesty Rd 405-878-4862 | firelakecasino.com

Riverwind Casino Norman | 1544 W Hwy 9 405-322-6000 | riverwind.com

Grand Casino Hotel Resort Thunderbird Casino Shawnee | 777 Grand Casino Blvd Norman | 15700 E State Hwy 9 800-259-LUCK playthunderbird.com 405-96GRAND | grandshawnee.com Frontier Country Marketing Association promoting |tourism for central Oklahoma

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Let’s Do Something Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park Norman | 3300 Market Pl 405-321-7275 | andyalligators.com

Brookhaven Village Norman | 3700 W Robinson St 405-321-7500 | brookhaven-village.com Chief Drive-In Theatre Chickasha | S US Highway 81 405-224-1515 | chiefdriveintheatre.com Cimarron Opera Norman | 555 S University Blvd 405-364-8962 | cimarronopera.org Festival of Light Chickasha | Shannon Springs Park 405-224-0787 | chickashafestivaloflight.com Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Norman | 555 Elm Ave 405-325-4938 | ou.edu/fjjma Grady County Fair Grounds Chickasha | 500 E Choctaw 405-224-2031 | www.gradycountyfairgrounds.com Grady County Historical Society Museum Chickasha | 415 Chickasha Ave 405-224-6480 | gradycountyhistorical.org 2016 f

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HeyDay Entertainment Center Norman | 3201 Market Pl 405-310-3500 | heydayfamilyfun.com


Pub W Norman | 3720 W Robinson St 405-701-5844 | pubdub.com Sooner Legends Restaurant & Bar Norman | 1200 24th Ave SW 405-701-8100 | soonerlegends.com

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Sooner Legends Hotel Norman | 1200 24th Ave SW 405-701-8100 soonerlegends.com

Contacts Assistance League of Norman Norman | 809 Wall St 405-321-9400 norman.assistanceleague.org

Chickasha Chamber of Commerce Chickasha | 221 W Chickasha Ave 405-224-0787 | chickashachamber.com Norman Chamber of Commerce Norman | 115 E Gray 405-321-7260 | normanchamber.com Visit Norman Norman | 309 E Main St 405-366-8095 | visitnorman.com The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Purcell | 218 W Main St 405-527-3093 | theheartofok.com

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Points of Interest, Historical Markers & Facts

Visit chisholmtrail150.org/interactive-map for additional directions and photos to below markers. Chisholm Trail | Near El Reno, OK A pioneer merchant, trader, and explorer, Jesse Chisholm, a mixed-blood Cherokee, established a trail through western Indian Territory before the Civil War. Texas cattlemen used the trail until the late 1880s to move millions of cattle to northern markets. The trail ran from Montague County, Texas, to Abilene, Kansas. Located on US-81, 3 miles north of El Reno. Source - Oklahoma Historical Society Chisholm Trail Boulder | Tuttle, OK 1870 - 1931 This Boulder marks The Chisholm Trail Site of the Silver City trading post, the first school, and a pioneer burying ground - two miles North. Dedicated to ranchmen, cowboys, early setters and their descendants. Directions: West edge of Tuttle on the right side of road in front of the American Legion building. On OK 37. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Chisholm Trail | Yukon, OK It was in 1867 that the first herd came up this trail on the way to the nearest railroad loading yards in Abilene, Kansas. Jesse Chisholm, soon after the Civil War, laid out a trail for his freight wagons that reached approximately from the Arkansas River in Kansas to the north Canadian River in Oklahoma. In time the entire Trail from southern Texas to northeastern Kansas took the name “Chisholm”. Directions: I-40 take Garth Brooks north past the Wal-Mart Supercenter, turn on W. Vandament on the north side of road. Yukon, OK. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Cowboy Camp Springs | Yukon, OK This pond is the site of an important watering hole used by drovers as they passed through this area on the way to the railheads in Kansas. Created by the confluence of two natural springs, it has been used for hundreds of years by Indians, buffalo, and other wildlife. The pure, clean water made a perfect location for cowboy campsites. The cattle themselves were watered nearby on the North Canadian River just to the north. The present pond was built in the 1930’s T WO GRE AT MUSE UMS by the Work Program Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Directions: I-40 take Garth Brooks north pass the Wal-Mart Supercenter, turn on W. Vandament on the north side of road. Yukon, OK. Source - www. blogOklahoma.us www.samnoblemuseum.ou.edu | (405) 325-4712 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072-7029 For accommodations, please call (405) 325-4712

Darlington | Near El Reno, OK An important stop on the Chisholm Trail, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency was established at Darlington in 1870. The settlement is named for Brinton Darlington, a Quaker who was appointed Indian agent by President U.S. Grant. A post office opened in Darlington in 1873 and the first newspaper published in western Indian Territory, the Cheyenne Transporter, was printed in the community in 1879. Located on US-81, 2 miles north of El Reno. Source - Oklahoma Historical Society

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Central Oklahoma Ballet Yukon | 519 Maple Ave 405-354-1743 | centralokballet.org Crimson Creek Golf Course El Reno | 801 Babcock Dr 405-422-4653 | crimsoncreekgolf.com Express Clydesdales Barn Yukon | 12701 W Wilshire Blvd 405-350-6404 | expressclydesdales.com Heritage Express Trolley El Reno | 300 S Grand 405-262-5121 | elrenotourism.com Historic Fort Reno El Reno | 7107 W Cheyenne St 405-262-3987 | fortreno.org Lake El Reno El Reno | 801 Babcock Dr 405-262-8687 | cityofelreno.com The Centre Theatre El Reno | 110 S Bickford 405-422-4653 | elrenotourism.org United States Cavalry Museum El Reno | 7107 W Cheyenne 405-422-6330 | uscavalry.org

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Green Chile Kitchen Route 66 Yukon | 12 E Main St 405-265-4346 | greenchilekitchen.com/gckrt66 Miller Grill Yukon | 326 Elm Ave 405-265-2775 | millergrill.com

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Contacts Let’s Sleep Best Western Plus Yukon Yukon | 11440 W I-40 Service Rd 405-265-2995 | bestwestern.com Fairfield Inn Yukon | 1520 Garth Brooks Blvd 405-265-3866 | marriott.com Hampton Inn Yukon | 1351 Canadian Court 405-350-6400 | hamptoninn.hilton.com Holiday Inn & Suites Yukon | 700 Shedeck Pkwy 888-465-4329 | ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

City of Yukon Yukon | 500 W Main St 405-354-1895 | cityofyukonok.gov El Reno Convention & Visitors Bureau El Reno | 101 N Choctaw Ave 405-262-8687 | elrenotourism.org Mustang Chamber of Commerce Mustang | 1201 N Mustang Rd 405-376-2758 | mustangchamber.com Yukon Chamber of Commerce Yukon | 10 W Main St, Suite 130 405-354-3567 | yukoncc.com

DID YOU KNOW?

An estimated six million cattle traveled the Chisholm Trail during its life, giving rise to many cowboy legends that have survived. Steven D. Dortch, “Chisholm Trail,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, www.okhistory.org (accessed December 19, 2016).

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The Land Run of 1889 into the Unassigned Lands opened central Oklahoma to settlement, peopling the plains with farmers, who built fences and towns. This was one of the factors that ended the trail-drive era. Steven D. Dortch, “Chisholm Trail,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, www.okhistory.org (accessed December 19, 2016).

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LibertyFest June 24 – July 4 in Edmond

Red Earth Festival June 9-12 in Oklahoma City

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Medieval Fair March 31 – April 2 in Norman Calf Fry May 4-6 in Stillwater Downtown Edmond Arts Festival May 5-7 in Edmond Festival of the Child May 6 in Yukon Fried Onion Burger Day Festival May 6 in El Reno May Fair Arts Festival May 6-7 in Norman

Choctaw Oktoberfest September 1 – 9 in Choctaw Mustang Western Days Festival September 8-9 in Mustang Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival October 5-7 in Guthrie Oklahoma Czech Festival October 7 in Yukon Boo on Bell October 20-21 in Shawnee Holiday Lights Spectacular November 17 – December 30 in Midwest City

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January 21 – May 14 The Artistry of the Western Paperback National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City January 27-28 Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City January 27-29 Disney’s Aladdin JR The Sooner Theatre, Norman January 28 Chocolate Festival Marriott Conference Center at NCED, Norman January 30 Kilgen Organ Performance Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City January 30-31 Don Quixote – Russian National Ballet Theatre Armstrong Auditorium, Edmond

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February 3 – May 14 Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City February 4 Guest Conductor Andreas Delfs Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City February 4 Yukon Chocolate Festival Dale Robertson Center, Yukon

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February 9-19 Steel Magnolias Town and Gown Theatre, Stillwater February 10-12 An Affair of the Heart Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City February 11 – March 26 The Art of John Hernandez Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee February 24-25 Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City February 24-26 The Wedding Singer The Sooner Theatre, Norman February 25 Norman Mardi Gras Parade Downtown Norman

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March 25 Guest Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City March 25 OKCine Latino Film Festival UCO/CHK Boathouse March 31 – April 2 Medieval Fair Reaves Park, Norman March 31 – April 9 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Sooner Theatre, Norman

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April 1 Made in Oklahoma Festival and Car Show Seminole Municipal Park, Seminole April 3 – May 31 In the Spotlight: The Art of Carolyn Bernard Young Red Earth Art Center, Oklahoma City

March 2-5 Cinch Timed Event Championship of the World Lazy E Arena, Edmond

April 4 Mnozil Brass Oklahoma State University Allied Arts, Stillwater

March 4 Guest Conductor Daniel Hege Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City

April 7-8 Under the Streetlamp Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City

March 9 Parker Millsap in Concert The Sooner Theatre, Norman

April 7-8 Junk Hippy Spring Show El Reno

March 17-18 Broadway’s Best with Joel Levine Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City

April 8 ArtsTrek Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee

April 13-23 March 25 To Kill a Mockingbird 7th Annual Wings to Fly Town and Gown Theatre, Stillwater 15K/5K Miracle Run Frontier Country Marketing Association promoting tourism for central Oklahoma Historic Fort 30 Reno, El Reno


April 15 Easter Train Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City

May 6-7 May Fair Arts Festival Andrews Park, Norman May 13 – July 1 The Art of Jaime Arrendondo Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Oklahoma City

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April 24 Kilgen Organ Performance Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City April 26 Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café Eskimo Joe’s, Stillwater April 27-29 Norman Music Festival Downtown Norman

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May 4-6 29th Annual Calf Fry Tumbleweed Dance Hall and Concert Venue, Stillwater May 5 Cinco de Mayo en Calle Dos Cinco Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City May 5-7 Downtown Edmond Arts Festival Downtown Edmond May 6 29th Annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival El Reno May 6 Festival of the Child Yukon City Park, Yukon

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June 2-4 A Small Town Weekend Route 66 & Adams Park, El Reno June 3 Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival Kirkpatrick Family Farm, Yukon June 8-11 18th Annual UCO Endeavor Games University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond June 9 Territorial Tellers Festival Guthrie June 9 Red Earth Parade Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City June 9-11 Red Earth Festival Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City June 9 – August 6 The 45th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City June 16-17 Shawnee Trail Days Downtown Shawnee June 24 – July 4 LibertyFest Edmond June 30 Fiesta Friday Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City

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July 3-4 Freedom Fest City Park & Chisholm Trail Park, Yukon July 4 4th of July Festival Seminole Municipal Park, Seminole July 4-9 National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals Lazy E Arena, Guthrie July 9-14 International Finals Youth Rodeo Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee July 14-16 An Affair of the Heart Tulsa Expo Center, Tulsa July 14-17 Smoke on the Water Drag Boat Races El Reno July 17-23 Eskimo Joe’s 42nd Anniversary Bash Eskimo Joe’s, Stillwater July 28 Fiesta Friday Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City July 31 Kilgen Organ Performance Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City

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August 19-20 Oklahoma High School Rodeo Denny-Crump Arena, El Reno

August 25 Fiesta Friday Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City August 25-26 Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Range Round-Up Lazy E Arena, Guthrie August 25 – January 7 The Art of Jerome Tiger National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City August 31 Rock the Route Downtown Yukon

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September 27-30 National Cavalry Competition Historic Fort Reno, El Reno September 29 Chamber Golf Tournament Jimmie Austin Golf Course, Seminole September 29 – October 1 Day Out with Thomas Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City September 30 12th Annual Fiestas de las Americas Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City

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October 1 Groovefest Andrews Park, Norman

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October 6-8 Bluegrass Festival The Flats, Guthrie

November 4 Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival Dale Robertson Center, Yukon

October 6-8 Day Out with Thomas Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City

November 14 – December 22 Snowman Wonderland Magnolia Park, Seminole November 16 Friends of the Chamber Auction SSC Haney Center, Seminole

October 6-9 Guthrie Escape Downtown Guthrie October 7 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Shawnee Airport & Santa Fe Depot, Shawnee October 7 Oklahoma Czech Festival Downtown Yukon October 20-21 Boo on Bell Downtown Shawnee

October 23 Kilgen Organ Performance Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City

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December 1-3 Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant Boys Ranch Town, Edmond

October 20-22 An Affair of the Heart Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City

October 27 Downtown Norman Fall Festival Downtown Norman

November 17 – December 23 The Polar Express™ Train Ride Stillwater Train Depot, Stillwater

December 7 Christmas Parade Downtown Shawnee December 9 Historic Home Tours Guthrie December 9 Territorial Christmas Downtown Guthrie December 9 Main Street Norman Christmas Parade Downtown Norman December 16-17 Christmas Train Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City

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CHISHOLM TRAIL CONTINUED Fort Reno Marker | El Reno, OK U.S. troops encamped near Cheyenne Agency during an Indian uprising in 1874. A site southwest of agency was selected by Agt. J.D. Miles and Capt. T. Wint and was established as permanent post in July, 1875. It was named for Gen. Jesse L. Reno. Directions: Fort Reno Visitor’s Center 7107 W. Cheyenne, El Reno, OK - 4 miles west of El Reno on Route 66 - 2 miles north of exit 119 of Interstate 40, Continue on east for .5 miles from Visitors center historical marker is located on the north side of highway. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Fred | Near Chickasha, OK An Indian Territory trading post was established by Colonel Frank Fred in the 1870s. The crossroads of the Chisholm Trail and the Fort Cobb stage road. The post office was established in 1884. A Methodist Church was established in 1889. Located 2 miles east on Hwy 19, and 1/8 mile south of Hwy 81 & 19 junction, south of Chickasha. Source - Oklahoma Historical Society In Memory of Pioneer Mennonite Settlers | Near El Reno, OK Mennonites settled in this area soon after Oklahoma Territory opened by the run on April 22, 1889. Their first mission activity was among Indians. Farmers of Swiss from Berne, Ind., German and German Russian decent were urged to settle here in order to establish the Christian faith on the frontier. Testimony of faith services continued in this church building until 1953. It now stands as a continuous reminder of the rugged faith of pioneers to this area. Directions: Approximately 6.5 Miles North of El Reno, Oklahoma, Canadian County, on U.S. 81 on the left side of road by a Cemetery. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Rush Springs Springs | Rush Springs, OK This Spring is mentioned in the earliest histories and furnished water for Indians and Settlers. It was a Chisholm Trail watering place. Directions: Junction of U.S. Highway 81B and Highway OK 17; go east; cross railroad track; Jeff Davis Park is on the north side of road - enter at the first gate; Spring is located straight head on the right side of road at covered pavilion. Rush Springs, OK. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Shannon Springs | Near Chickasha, OK 35.02431, -97.94707 Shannon Springs - A watering place of the Chisholm Trail 1870 & 1880 - DAR1975. Source www.blogOklahoma.us Silver City Cemetery | Tuttle, OK Silver City, was located just south of the Canadian River, where the Chisholm Trail crossed. It is known, that a Mexican family lived nearby and sold quirts (stock whips) to the cowboys before 1880. William Ward, a cowboy, was shot in 1876, in a gunfight and was the first one to be buried in the Silver City Cemetery. All that is left of Silver City is the well kept cemetery surrounded by farms, oil wells, and cattle. Directions: 6/10 mile from the section line on the southern side of section 22, T10N, R6W I.M. Source - www.blogOklahoma.us Silver City Trading Post | Tuttle, OK Located at intersection of OK-37 and Cimarron Road in Tuttle. DAR Source - Oklahoma Historical Society

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