Great Western Cattle Trail
The Great Western Cattle Trail was used in the 19th century for movement of cattle to markets in the East. It ran west of and roughly parallel to the Chisholm Trail. The Great Western Trail began at Bandera west of San Antonio and passed near Buffalo Gap and Abilene, in West Texas. Continued on north of Dodge City, Kansas to Ogalalla NB and Belle Fousch SD. See mural on the wall at the Spearfish SD Museum,for entire route.
The trail was also known as the Western Trail, the Dodge City Trail, or the Old Texas Trail.
- Kansas History: The Great Western Cattle Trail
- Rebelcherokee: The Great Western Cattle Trail
- The book The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams (text available at Project Gutenburg) gives a detailed but fictional account of a cattle drive along the Great Western Cattle Trail.
- Maps of the trail
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Great Western Trail
- Great Western Trail article including photos and video on TravelOK.com Official travel and tourism website for the State of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory