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July 24, 2016 9:26 am
A celebration 149 years in the making is planned in Abilene. This Labor Day weekend is the 149th Chisholm Trail Anniversary celebration, and will kick off a year of celebrations leading up to the big 150th. Planned events include the "Saddle Up, Let's Ride!" parade which will include welcoming ba...




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