Harvey County Historical Museum Photographs
 

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Identifier

20061000196

Approximate Date

11-1-1966

Description

Chisholm Trail Marker at Bethel College, North Newton, Nov. 1966 / Marker reads: "Beaten hard by the hoofs of millions of Texas cattle, the Chisholm Trail, from 1867 to 1871, wound northward past the knoll on which Bethel College was established a few years later. Newton became the notorious Cow Capital of the West and in one year over 600,000 cattle were herded over this trail to eastern markets. Santa Fe Railway agents and government officials sought farmers to settle in Harvey County and build homes, churches, and schools...so in the wake of the cowboys and their six-shooters came Mennonites with their plows and turkey red wheat. The trail lined with the bleaching bones of longhorns gave way to the railroad and to wheatfields destined to become a breadbasket of the world."

Physical Description

3.5 x 3.5

Subject

Women, Boys, Girls, School children, Teachers, Desks, Tables, Flower arrangements, Blackboards, Schools, Burrton (Kan.), Harvey County (Kan.)

Rights

© Harvey County Historical Museum. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without permission. To request permission, contact info@hchm.org. Please credit Harvey County Historical Museum as your source.

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Access provided by Forsyth Digital Collections

Collection

Harvey County Towns and Rural Areas, Photo Box 17 H Bethel College, No. Newton

Comments

For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

Keywords

Women, Boys, Girls, School children, Teachers, Desks, Tables, Flower arrangements, Blackboards, Schools, Burrton (Kan.), Harvey County (Kan.)

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