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Chisholm Trail And Wheat Country

Kansas State Historical Marker
Sumner County
      This portion of the Plains - Indian country until about 1870 - is a center of Kanss agriculture and industry. Over the Chisholm Trail, which ran a few miles west and roughly parallel to this turnpike from the Oklahoma line to Wichita, a milion head of Texas cattle were herded to Kansas railheads from 1867 to 1876.

    I-35 (Kansas Turnpike), Sumner County
    Milepost 26, Belle Plaine service area