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Abilene, end of the trail for cowboys heading up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. An Illinois cattle broker named Joseph G. McCoy put Abilene on the map when he built extensive holding pens at this railhead in 1867. Within a few years, however, increasing settlement pushed most cowboys farther west, onto the Western Trail that led to Dodge City.

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