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Stockyards National Historic District – Ft. Worth, TX

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The Fort Worth Stock Yards, officially incorporated in 1893, swiftly became the epicenter of the largest livestock market in Texas, grew to be the biggest market south of Kansas City, and finally ranked among the top five nationwide for five decades. Serving as supply depot for the Chisholm Trail, the major route out of Texas for livestock, started Fort Worth on its path to Cowtown capital. But it was the arrival of the railroad and the ambition of its business leaders that drove the city’s success. Recognizing the potential, local businessmen began expanding the stockyard facilities beyond its feedlots. Diversification in Fort Worth’s livestock industry included railroad cattle terminals, meatpacking plants, grain elevators for feed, livestock-pharmaceutical manufacturers, a horse, mule, and hog market, and its expansion into sheep soon turned it into the largest sheep market in the nation. A permanent change in the nature of the livestock industry and its decentralization wouldn’t begin until the middle of the 20th century, allowing the Fort Worth Stockyards to hold on until 1992, when the market finally closed after its final livestock auction. However, rather than allowing the enterprise to go the way of other abandoned stockyards in the state, Fort Worth business leaders once again saw opportunity for growth and today a Stockyards National Historic District, with its restored mercantile buildings and network of corrals and feedlots, preserves the city’s grand past. The District covers fifteen square blocks where entertainment, restaurants, shops, a daily cattle drive, and rodeos all drive a visitor experience worthy of Texas’ Cowtown Capital. 
 
– See more at: http://texaslakestrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/stockyards-national-historic-district#sthash.hCLzRHnC.dpuf

fortworthstockyards.org
(817) 624-4741
508 W Main, Ft. Worth, TX 76164
Texas
USA
Sid Richardson Museum
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Established in 1982, the Sid Richardson Museum features paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M.Russell of the 19th century American West during westward expansion. The legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson, amassed one of the most significant private collections of Remington’s and Russell’s in the United States. In addition to works by Remington and Russell, his collection includes paintings by other “old masters” of Western art: Oscar E. Berninghaus – a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, Charles F. Browne, Edwin W. Deming, William Gilbert Gaul, Herbert M. Herget, Frank Tenney Johnson, William R. Leigh, Peter Moran and Charles Schreyvogel. Admission is free to the museum, which offers free tours and public education programs for children/families, teens and adults. The Museum Store has unique Western-themed items. Open daily except for major holidays.

817-332-6554
Texas
USA
Oklahoma History Center
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An 18-acre, 215,000 sq-ft learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history.

www.okhistory.org
405-521-2491
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Oklahoma
USA
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Experience the world’s only twice daily cattle drive as Fort Worth’s herd of Texas Longhorn steers are driven down the bricks of historic Exchange Avenue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The Herd is driven by authentic cowboys and cowgirls in period clothing from the era of 1865.
 
– See more at: http://texaslakestrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/fort-worth-herd-cattle-drive#sthash.xaPjBhZr.dpuf

fortworth.com/the-herd
(817) 624-4741
508 Main Street , Ft. Worth, TX 76101
Texas
USA
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The Cattle Raisers Museum chronicles Texas ranch life through film, photos, interactive exhibits and displays of ranching memorabilia. Visitors can trace the origins and development of ranching as both an industry and cultural phenomenon in the 1850s and embark on a journey through the cattle industry and into the future of the business. The interactive gallery tells the story of the challenges and accomplishments of Texas and Southwestern cattle raisers over the past 150 years. 
 
– See more at: http://texaslakestrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/cattle-raisers-museum#sthash.9wZJqaWF.dpuf

cattleraisersmuseum.org
(888) 255-9300
1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Texas
USA
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Howdy Partners on the CT (Chisholm Trail) 150!
 
We hope you are planning for the busy upcoming CT150 Celebration!  Our Trail Boss’s Chuckwagon Catering Outfit would like to be a part of some of the events you have planned or some still in the making.
 
We have a complete “Old West” Chuckwagon and bring this Western Atmosphere to every event/activity we participate in.  We have done pancake breakfasts for over 1000 to steak dinner for 400 – nothing too big for our chuckwagon outfit.
 
Catering for Wagon Trains (Wyoming and Oregon), Historical celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions to US citizenship celebrations, Mormon Trek’s and many birthday parties. We are proud of the service we have been providing to “Western Enthusiasts” for over 30 years. 
 
Please take a look at our web site www.chuckwagoncatering.net  to see if you might want to include a real “Chuckwagon” in this historic years events/activities.  We love bringing our “event planning “experience and our delicious meals to organizations. Be it breakfast, dinner or supper – please give us a call to explore the possibilities of bringing a real “Chuckwagon” experience to your community. 
 
Wishing you the very best as you enter into this historic time of our “Old West” history and the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. 
 
Remember:  Eat a hearty breakfast and Ride a Fast Horse!
 
Happy Trails
 
 
 
 
Don Meyer – Trail Boss                                                          Sharon R. Meyer – Ramrod
 
 

 307-772-1378/ 785-949-2230
USA
Blossom Time Shops – Minco, OK
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Where you can pick up the perfect old or new gift for that someone special.  Our building was built in 1901 by C.B. Campbell (one of Minco’s founders) as a dry goods store.  It was sold to John Markle in 1920 and became Markle Grocery until 1979.  It was occupied by different owners until 2001 when it was sold to Jerry and Deana Walje.  They opened the bottom part of the building into an antiques and gift store plus they had a place for Tanning and Toning. In 2011 they added a soda fountain with fresh hot chocolate chip cookies.  In 2012 they finished the remodeling of the upstairs and open the area for more antiques. They removed the toning beds at this time to make room for more vendors and now a flower shop named Petals and Pinecones.  There is also a massage studio Nancy’s BodyWorks and a computer repair PC’s Bobs.   

Deana Walje
Owner

(405) 352-0519
205 NW Main St, Minco, OK 73059
Oklahoma
USA
Vintage Barn – Waukomis, OK
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THE VINTAGE BARN
SHABBY CHIC BOUTIQUE
12811 S Hwy 81, 2 Miles South of Waukomis, Ok 73773
Directly off of the Historic Chisolm Trail
Sherri (580) 231-0838
Julie (949) 943-4305
www.facebook.com/vintagebarn58
 
The Vintage Barn is a one of a kind shabby chic boutique that offers custom, handcrafted furniture and home décor.  Local grass roots, small business owner and designer, Sherri Curtis has an amazing talent for transforming, designing and decorating!
Sherri grew up in a very modest home and worked with her grandmother as a little girl, learning very quickly how to turn other people’s furniture into beautiful treasures.  Bringing life to vintage and abandoned items, turning them into beautiful pieces of work and bringing smiles to people’s faces is her passion!  The Vintage Barn is a lifelong dream of hers that she is thrilled to share with people from all over!
About three years ago, Sherri and her husband turned an old salvage yard off of the historic Chisolm Trail on highway 81 into a charming country home for their family.  They restored the barn on the property into a quaint shabby chic boutique filled with Sherri’s work.  The Vintage Barn offers a unique local shopping experience with a comforting “at home feel” where one room of beautiful, one of a kind, reasonably priced pieces and décor seamlessly flows into the next.
Stumbling across this diamond in the ruff after moving from California to Enid, Oklahoma, Julie Matula realized the beauty of this shop and began to spread the word about this special place. Because of her deep belief in what Sherri has to offer, she began promoting The Vintage Barn through social media and was encouraged to introduce her own inspired designs to the store. 
The Vintage Barn is owned and operated by two small town ladies, passionate about doing what they love to do, providing quality, one of a kind items that make other people happy!
Normal operating hours are Saturdays 10:00-4:00 and Sundays 1:00-4:00
Please call Julie (949) 943-4305 or Sherri (580) 231-0838 to make arrangements to visit during weekdays.

(580) 231-0838 (949) 943-4305
12811 S Hwy 81, Waukomis, OK 73773
Oklahoma
USA
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Live Rodeo Action Every Friday and Saturday Night
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show Every Saturday 

817-625-1025
121 E. Exchange Ave, Fort Worth Texas, 76164
Texas
USA
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We are Oklahoma’s largest quilt shop!

101 S. MAIN STREET
HENNESSEY, OK 73742

405-853-6801  |  info@prairiequilt.com
 

WELCOME TO PRAIRIE QUILT!
We’re located an hour north of Oklahoma City in a 100 year old historic building in downtown Hennessey, OK. The store is 6072 square feet jammed packed with over 5000 bolts of quilting fabrics, notions, and Pfaff and Brother sewing and embroidery machines! We are Oklahoma’s largest quilt shop!
We offer many classes for learning your sewing and embroidery machine, familiarizing you with your software, quilting strategies, serging techniques, discovering your quilting machine, and constructing various sewing, embroidery and quilting projects!

quiltnow.com
405-853-6801
101 S. MAIN STREET, HENNESSEY, OK 73742