|Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cow town beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grain fields of Sumner County. Ghostly silhouettes on a hillside south of town give a feeling of the vast herds that moved through here in the nineteenth century.
A rich set of historical markers in downtown Caldwell provides an unusually complete view of the town's past. Stop by the visitors plaza in the Cherokee Strip Center at Main & 1st for a free map and tour guide with the marker locations listed.
(Click on an image to view the marker close up)
|The Grand Opera House
The Last Land Rush
The Leland Hotel
The Murder of Marshal George Flatt
The Prohibition Movement
The Red Light Saloon
The Southwestern Hotel
The Talbot Gang Shootout