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Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)

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Cool Beans 23 Oct 09 - 01:17 PM
open mike 23 Oct 09 - 04:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Oct 09 - 05:56 PM
open mike 23 Oct 09 - 06:12 PM
Art Thieme 23 Oct 09 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Fred (Beetle) Bailey 23 Oct 09 - 10:15 PM
semi-submersible 23 Oct 09 - 10:54 PM
Jim McLean 24 Oct 09 - 05:03 AM
Lighter 24 Oct 09 - 09:43 AM
Cool Beans 24 Oct 09 - 05:36 PM
Jim McLean 25 Oct 09 - 05:48 AM
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Subject: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 01:17 PM

Go rope a dogie or something.

I started up the trail October 23rd,
I started up the trail with the 2-U herd...


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: open mike
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 04:46 PM

Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy yi, yippy yay.
Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy yay!

The trail stretched from South Texas across the Red River, and on to the railhead of the Kansas Pacific Railway in Abilene, Kansas...

The trail is named for Jesse Chisholm who had built several trading posts in what is now western Oklahoma before the American Civil War. He died in 1868, too soon to ever drive cattle on the trail....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisholm_Trail

There is a statue & museum commemorating the Chisholm Trail
in Duncan, OK http://www.onthechisholmtrail.com/


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 05:56 PM

'Twas in the year of '67 the first herd left Texas. I remember it well. Ole O. W. Wheeler, the 'Kernel,' led the herd, headed for McCoy's in Abilene.
'Twarnt no gals er fancy saloons that first year; nuthn' to do but cadge a drink and maybe get some chuck at the stage stop. Anythin' was better than what our coose turned out. O. W. had already cleaned out the boys on the way up so cards wasn't of much interest....

Anyone have any biographical material on Col. Wheeler? I may have libeled a non-gambler. Don't have McCoy's writings handy; he may have said something about him.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: open mike
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 06:12 PM

i heard that "chuck wagon" was named after Charles Goodnight, who along with Oliver Loving had the goodnight-loving trail named after them.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 07:22 PM

...and when Loving died, Charlie Goodnight took his body all the way back to Texas in a wagon for burial.

Sound at all familiar??!!

It was a basis for Lonesome Dove.

Art


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: GUEST,Fred (Beetle) Bailey
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 10:15 PM

Charles Goodnight (cattleman) laid out several trails -- Jesse Chisholm (trader) laid out one.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: semi-submersible
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 10:54 PM

My favourite verse:

I woke one morning on the Old Chisholm Trail
With a rope in my hand and a cow by the tail...


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 05:03 AM

If you listen to 'Rock Around the Closck', does it not remind you of the Old Chisholm Trail? 'One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go man go'. I always associate them in my head.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Lighter
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 09:43 AM

Agreed. There's a melodic difference but there's a lot of similarity too - at least in the stanzas.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 05:36 PM

A similarity, too, with the song that actually begins with "Well, it's one for the money," namely, "Blue Suede Shoes."


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 05:48 AM

Ah, Cool Beans, my ignorance of rock titles is very apparent. I almost said the song I was thinking of was 'Blue Suede Shoes' but then I changed my mind.


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 05:56 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Happy Chisholm Trail Day (Oct. 23)
From: open mike
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 11:46 PM

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=67126 the lyrics of the song


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