The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 365
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Willow Creek near Annetta in Parker County. All in all it is safe
to say the trail really ran almost the whole of this Grand Prairie,
with the crossings shifting to Sivells Bend and Red River Station.
The trail continued to shift westward and for a period came
up and then went out of Parker County to the northwest by
Agnes on toward Doan's. A few herds gathered in the western part
of the county and followed the old Double File Indian Road
eventually crossing at Doan's. Some herds in this area went out
the Eastland road ultimately getting on the Western Trail. Settle-
ments continued and the herds finally passed to the Western Trail.
Much has been written of the Chisholm and other cattle trails
concerning the equipment and the routes, but little description
of the cattle has been recorded other than that they were Long-
horns. A few years ago, therefore, I made a search of our county
records to determine the color of the hides of these cattle. In addi-
tion to the brands these colors appeared in the bills of sale of
Black, Black Spotted, Black and White, Black and White Pied,
Black White Flanks, Black and White Brindle, Blackspeckled,
Black Sides White Back and Belly;
Blue, Blue and White Speckled, Blue Speckled, Blue and White;
Brown, Brown and White Pied, Brindle, Brindle and White
Spotted, Brown and White, Brindle and White;
Dark Brindle, Dark Brown, Dark Red;
Dun, Dun and White Spotted, Dun and White;
Red, Red and White, Red and White Pied, Red and White
Spotted, Red and White Flanks, Red and White Speckled, Pale
Red, Pale Red Spotted;
White, White and Black, White and Red, White Pied, White
and Black Spotted;
Yellow, Yellow Speckled.
The passing of time has erased the records of the many cattle
owners and cowboys who went up the trail. They were on the
whole a fine type of men and while adventurous and fun loving,
they later developed into the solid citizens of the community. As
the trail exists today only in memory, the present generation can
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