Monday, June 20, 2016

Chisholm Trail-150th Anniversary

Abilene, KS (PRWEB) - The legacy of Chisholm and McCoy will be carried on through education. Symposiums, re-enactments and books will drive the energy and excitement toward the Labor Day Weekend Event.
September 2-4 of 2016 will kickoff the first annual Trails, Rails and Tales event to celebrate the rough and tumble, wild and woolly days of the lawless West. It is a party thrown in the spirit of Joseph McCoy’s first cattle drive.
McCoy arrived in Abilene on July 1, 1867, and within two short months, he was able to transform a quiet whistle stop town, into a bustling Cow Town filling our streets with drovers, gamblers, cowboy legends, aristocratic ranchers and tourists wanting to catch a view of Wild Bill, Jesse James or John Wesley Hardin. Abilene was the best advertised small town in America.
These are the events that will kick off the 2016 Trails, Rail and Tales: Abilene, Kansas Labor Day Event

  • Friday night street dance and old-fashioned bonfire
  • Chisholm Trail Auto Classic Car show
  • Saturday morning "Saddle Up, Let's Ride" parade
  • Abilene's Longhorn Parade of Legends, twice a day
  • Kids Buckaroo Camp
  • Red Steagall, Cowboy entertainer
  • Melodramas, historical performances and reenactors, tintype photographers
  • Saturday night country-western concert
  • Native American Powow
  • Sunday chuck-wagon breakfast and cowboy church service

  • The entire family and visitors from everywhere are encouraged to visit Abilene  for this annual event. 

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