Chisholm Trail

Chisholm Trail

noun
a cattle trail leading N from San Antonio, Tex., to Abilene, Kan.: used for about twenty years after the Civil War.

Origin:
named after Jesse Chisholm (1806–68), American scout

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Chisholm Trail
1866, from Jesse Chisholm (c.1806-68), halfbreed Cherokee trader and government agent who first plied it.
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