Answers to Spike's Activity Page
Wild Social Studies
This map shows the main trails of the great Texas cattle drives.
Use it to answer these questions:
- (1) Which trail started the farthest west?
- GOODNIGHT-LOVING TRAIL
- (2) Which three trails stretched from Texas to Kansas?
- WESTERN TRAIL; CHISHOLM TRAIL; SHAWNEE TRAIL
- (3) Which trail went through Fort Worth?
- CHISHOLM TRAIL
- (4) Which trail started in San Antonio?
- CHISHOLM TRAIL – Originally when Jesse Chisholm started his trail in 1885, it began near San Antonio.
As time went on, trail drivers extended the Chisholm Trail further south until it began at the Rio Grande, down by Brownsville.
- (5) All trails eventually headed in which direction?