The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 118
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71he Chisholm rai/
Whereas, The Chisholm 'Trail, the principal route over
which Texas cattle were taken northward in the two dec-
ades following the Civil War, was opened in early Sep-
tember, 1867; and
Whereas, This movement of Longhorn cattle, probably
the largest migration of domestic animals in world his-
tory, exerted a strong influence on the nation, satisfying
a demand for beef, providing an additional item for ex-
port, making cattle available for stocking new ranches on
the northern plains, spurring the construction of Western
railroads, and hastening the development of meat packing
plants and refrigerated railway cars; be it
Resolved, That the Texas State Historical Association,
at its annual meeting, respectfully ask the Hon. Lawrence
F. O'Brien, Postmaster General, and the Post Office De-
partment's Division of Philately to act favorably on the
proposal now before them to issue a commemorative post-
age stamp in observance of the centennial of the opening
of this famous trail; and be it further
Resolved, That the secretary of the association be in-
structed to send a copy of this resolution to the Postmaster
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