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The Chicken War of 1719

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The chickens were the real heroes of the “war” named in their honor — the Chicken War. They came out of the fray with more dignity than the dignitaries, soldiers and empire builders who made the war, if not necessary, at least possible. They were also the only ones that fought back.
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The Old Marcy Trail

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If you're ever in West Texas and encounter a lot of California place names, you're probably on the old Marcy Trail, named for soldier and explorer Randolph Marcy. When California was the place fortune seekers thought they ought to be, the Marcy Trail got them through Texas and into New Mexico. Optimistic travelers named creeks, hills and anything else they came across in honor of their destination.
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Uncle Dick’s Toll Road

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The Goodnight-Loving Trail wasn’t the longest, oldest or most traveled of all the old cattle trails, but it was as drenched in legend and lore as any of them. For one thing, the trail’s namesakes and their trail provided the main characters and setting for Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove.”
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The Dean of Panhandle Lawyers

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Before there was a town of Childress in the county of the same name in the Texas Panhandle, there was another town named Childress City. There was also a town named Henry. Aside from their location in the same county, the two fledgling towns on that section of the last Western frontier shared a common goal — both wanted to become the county seat of Childress.
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The Chisholm Trail

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The largest migration of livestock in the history of the world occurred from 1867 to 1884 along the Chisholm Trail. That’s why Jesse Chisholm is best known today for the trail he forged for his own purposes in 1864, although the trail might not be his most remarkable accomplishment.
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