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Annual Pioneer Days 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Join us for the many activities of our annual Pioneer Days, November 21 and 22, 2014. Mark your calendar for.... More
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La Moderna Company Reception
07/12/14
Together with the city of Cleburne, we hosted a visit, presentation, gunfight and dinner for approximately 80-100 people of the La Moderna Company of Mexico, who will be opening a large distribution facility in Cleburne. This was the final stop after a weekend of touring various locations in and around town. .... Read More
2014 History of Wardville
06/20/14
JOHNSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE The log cabin at Wardville is the first courthouse in Johnson County constructed with logs drifted down the Nolan River in 1855 for a cost of $49.00. The courthouse remained at Wardville for two years until it was moved to the new county seat at Buchanan. During the War of Northern Aggression the courthouse was sold to.... Read More
2014 Big Bear Museum Donation--Grizzly Bear Level
06/07/14
Board Chairman David Murdoch accepted a donation check from Curtis and Gayle White of Cleburne yesterday. The Whites donated *above* the Grizzly Bear Level for the construction of the Big Bear Museum which is going up at the Chisholm Trail Museum. Come and see our progress! Thank you Curtis and Gayle!.... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Wardville Courthouse
The Wardville Courthouse was the first county seat of Johnson County, chosen in August 1854, and located on an 80 acre donation from William O'Neal. Named for Thomans William Ward (1807-72), a Republic of Texas soldier and second commissioner of.... Read More
Did you know?
The Chisholm Trail was finally closed by barbed wire and an 1885 Kansas quarantine law; by 1884, its last year, it was open only as far as Caldwell, in southern Kansas. In its brief existence it had been followed by more than five million cattle and a million mustangs, the greatest migration of livestock in

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