Up the Chisholm Trail Memorial
The Chisholm Trail… initiated the greatest, the most extraordinary, the most stupendous, the most fantastic and fabulous migration of animals controlled by man that the world has ever known or can ever know.
- J. Frank Dobie, The Longhorns
“Up the Chisholm Trail” consists of 16 bronze panels, three longhorns, barbed wire, and a Texas star that represents various aspects of the history of the trail. In creating this work, I added my own artistic interpretation to this history, and adhered to the facts of the trail as well.
- Bell County Museum, Belton, Texas
The Chisholm Trail crossed the Red River east of Wichita Falls, at a place called Red River Station, near Ringgold, Tx and Hwy us 81, headed to Abilene, Kansas.
The first trainload of cattle left Abilene on September 5, 1867, headed eastward.
I created sixteen bronze panels, one for every fifty miles; depicting an event that may of occurred on the 800-mile trail from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas.
Bell County Museum> 201a N. Main St. Belton, TX 76513