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2:00 pm Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm
Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Free Art Monday summer program, June 1 – July 27, 2020. Each Monday, for eight weeks in the summer, families can come and enjoy a free art project under our outdoor portico. This is a[...]

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Chisholm Trail 150



Real Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail: John Carlos Fisher

John Carlos Fisher 
December 19, 1902 – August 11, 1965

Second generation rancher, John C. Fisher, had many people wondering in the Depression years if he was making a sensible purchase. He bought land at a dirt-cheap price, to farm. Nobody else wanted the 2,300 acres near Hill and Beaver Creeks in southern Oklahoma. (It was located near what is today, State Highway 7, between Duncan and Lawton, near Central High.)
Fisher decided it was perfect for his Hereford ranching operation which, by the way, prospered.

Even while running a cattle ranch, Fisher served as superintendent of Marlow Public Schools for 20 years, 1928-1948. His wife, Dortha D. (Leach) Fisher helped him with many of the tasks, including making sure all the ranch hands were fed.

Much of the land remains in his granddaughter’s care, yet some of it has been sectioned and sold.

Fisher’s father, began homesteading in… Continue reading

‘Real Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail’ exhibit retires

‘Real Cowboys’ exhibit retires

May 17, 2019

In January 2015, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center generated a call requesting stories and photos of “Real Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail.” That exhibit was scheduled to close at the end of 2018, but many visitors enjoyed reading the stories and looking at the photos. We finally retired the exhibit May 16, 2019, but, those stories and images will be permanently exhibited through our blog here on the website.

An advantage is we can now share the full stories that were edited for the physical display because of space. Edited versions of the stories and photos were displayed on the wall outside the Campfire Theater.

Bobby Brower Real Cowboy1-web

In this undated black and white photograph (maybe 1950s), Bobby Wayne Brower of Duncan, Oklahoma, is seen calf roping at a rodeo.

Real Cowboys came about when Don Brower visited us to share his story about his father,… Continue reading