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Date:
April 1, 2017 - May 30, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Location:
Eisenhower Presidential Library
Address:
200 SE Fourth St.
Abilene, KS 67410
Contact:
785-263-6700
Email:
Cost:
$12/$9 military, senior, student

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Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!