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Monday, April 19, 2021

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Lucas Cosponsors Legislation to Designate Chisholm, Western Trails as National Historic Trails 
Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Representative Ron Estes (KS-04) in introducing legislation to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Chisholm National Historic Trail and the Western National Historic Trail.

“As our country expanded westward, the Chisholm Trail and the Western Trail became critical lifelines for the people of the Great Plains. Cattle ranchers across Western Oklahoma have always played an integral part throughout Oklahoma’s history, establishing a number of local economies across the Plains through trade and transportation,” said Congressman Lucas. “Designating these trails as historic trails will not only preserve the significance of these trails in Oklahoma and across the Great Plains, but it will also allow us to continue to educate future generations of Americans and provide countless economic opportunities across Oklahoma.”

The Chisholm Trail was a series of trails that led ranchers from Texas to Kansas, crossing the Red River though current-day Oklahoma. The trail acquired its name from Jesse Chisholm, a Scotch/Cherokee trader and government interpreter, who established a trading post in what is now western Oklahoma City on a wagon road between trading posts in Wichita, Kansas and the Red River.

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