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Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
March 06, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Jesse Chisholm on an 1866 Colton map.

“Woke up one mornin’ on the Old Chisholm Trail, with a rope in my hand an’ a cow by the tail… come-a ti yi yippy yippy yay…” And so goes another of the hundreds, some say a thousand, verses that tell about the ‘troubles on the old Chisholm Trail’.

Jesse Chisholm was a half-breed of Scottish and Cherokee parentage and likely never heard the trail that he blazed called ‘The Chisholm Trail’. Like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who is credited wi...

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