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Cattle drive to mark Kansas’ 150th birthday

March 18, 2011

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— A long-abandoned cattle trail through central Kansas will be bustling once again late this summer.

Four-hundred head of long horn cattle will be driven about 200 miles from an area in Oklahoma south of Caldwell, Kan., to Ellsworth, Kan., to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas' statehood.

The cattle will be rounded up starting Sept. 3 and then be driven north along the historic Cox Cattle Trial.

The Great Bend Tribune reports the cattle will pass through Kingman and Ellinwood en route to Ellsworth, where the drive is scheduled to end Sept. 19.

Along the route, there will be two chuck wagons, a trail boss and horses. People with experience driving cattle will help out inexperienced greenhorns who can ride along for $2,500.

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