WORK ON MARKING NORTH DAKOTA ROUTE OF GREAT WESTERN CATTLE TRAIL IS UNDERWAY….. 

Millions of cattle and horses were driven up the Great Western Cattle Trail from Texas to Canada from the 1870s to the 1890s.   

They’ve marked the trail with obelisks every six miles through Texas and Oklahoma and efforts are now underway to do the same from from the South Dakota line to Canada.  The first of the markers in North Dakota will be at the North Dakota/South Dakota border and will also feature one of five marble plaques explaining the history of this great trail that helped create our first industry. The North Dakota portion of the trail roughly parallels present day Highway 85.