Chisholm Trail history in Enid, Oklahoma

Chisholm Trail Coalition

LINKS TO INTERESTING WEB SITES....

Skeleton Creek Productions

Rick and Larry Simpson produce and act in their own series of Western movies.  They also operate “Simpson’s Old Time Museum” in Enid, Oklahoma, which has full-sized movie sets for use in the films, and many historical items.

http://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com

National Park Service

“Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trails Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment,” the statement of the National Park Service about plans to make the Chisholm Trail into a National Historic Trail.

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=30803

Read about the entire National Trail system in the National Park Service.

http://www.nps.gov/nts/nts_trails.html

Red River Historian

“Where the South meets the West”.  The history of the Red River Valley, including both sides of the river.  Be sure to browse through the entire site for many interesting stories and travelogues, and to see the publications available to purchase.

   http://www.redriverhistorian.com

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Read an interesting history of the Chisholm Trail, and a travelogue about visiting the modern-day Trail.

http://www.redriverhistorian.com/chisholmart

Hennessey Public Library

The Town of Hennessey is named for Pat Hennessey, a freight hauler on the Chisholm Trail, who died in 1874 at the modern-day townsite.  The Hennessey Public Library is a modern facility with an interesting historical collection in “The Sam and Burla Snyder Memorial History Center.”

http://www.hennessey.lib.ok.us/history.htm

There is an in-depth story about Pat Hennessey’s life and death, and  the conflicting historical evidence about one of the most interesting events in the history of the Chisholm Trail.

http://www.hennessey.lib.ok.us/pat_hennessey.htm

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History and Genealogy in Garfield County, Oklahoma.

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Garfield County Genealogists

The Garfield County Genealogists, an organization primarily concerned with family histories, also has an extensive collection of articles and photographs which deal with the history of Garfield County, the Cherokee Strip, and the Chisholm Trail in northern Oklahoma.             

http://www.garfieldokgen.org

The members of Garfield County Genealogists can help you find your ancestors, especially those with connections to Garfield County.  They have many resources available, including obituary archives and cemetery records, and have an effective research service to aid you in building your family tree. Contact them today!