A Little History on Our Town.
The Great Blizzard Of 57.
Great Flood of Sixty Five
Elsie Wagner's Book.
"Cimarron, The Growth of a Town"
Pictures Of The Old High School
A Letter From A Former
Teacher, Wilma Watson English, Circa 1930
Main street Cimarron 1914
I have started. The
Big 4th of July wind storm.
Let me know any stories you may want put down. Also send
me pictures if you have any. I remember many of the large
trees in the park being up-rooted as well as damage at the
Cimarron KS, Where
the Santa Fe Trail forked into two branch trails.
Crossing the river at "The Cimarron Crossing” the wagon trains
headed southwest to Santa Fe New Mexico.
The south trail was a desolate "near desert", a shorter and much drier trail,
made the trail very dangerous. The biggest factor in its favor was that
it was much
quicker and held
little or no threat from Indians.
The other route
followed the Arkansas River, west into present-day Colorado.
Most of the Indians
in that area of the country kept close to the Arkansas River
where game and water were plentiful, which assured safety if the Indians could
The headwaters of the Arkansas River were on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and flowed eastward into the Kansas territory. At a point in Colorado near "Bent's Fort,” the travelers made their turn to the south, across "Raton
Pass", then on to Santa Fe.
Cimarron sets in the center of some of the most productive dry
land and irrigated farms in the world. Local industries
thrive because of those farm products, such as cattle feedlots and
dairies, as well as many other farm-related
In the near future
we will be adding special pages highlighting many of those
businesses. Come back often and catch up on what we are adding.
Have You Ever
Why do Kansans call
the Arkansas River the Ar-Kansas while the rest of the
it the same as the state of Arkansas?
to see my version.
Do you have any
pictures of interest? Do you have any ideas I can add? Are
any glaring mistakes you would like to see
corrected? Contact me and let me know.