The Chisholm Trail is named after him because he established a route to go from one trading post to the next which eventually became the cattle trail. Over 5,000,000 head of cattle came over the Chisholm Trail from south Texas to Abilene, Kansas. This year marks the 150th anniversary beginning the great migration of cattle. This event is dear to my heart, as the farm my husband and I live on is on the Chisholm Trail.
To celebrate this anniversary, and the Pat Hennessey Days, Prairie Quilt is holding a quilt show in conjunction with the Pat Hennessey Days festival in our small town of Hennessey, OK. It will be held at Baptist Community Building at 122 S Cherokee St, Hennessey, OK 73742 from 10 to 2 on Saturday, August 12th.
This show is open to the public and will feature antique quilts along with new quilts. Martha Ray will be doing a bed turning at 1:00, showing many quilts in that era and telling the stories behind them. She is a spellbinding story teller, this is one event you will not want to miss.
The quilt on the left belongs to Jennifer Mangus, and will be on display along with many other beautiful quilts during our quilt show.