September 4, 2013
The unveiling and dedication of the signs to commemorate the Crossing of the Great Western Cattle Trail at I-40 will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Canute City Park. The park is located east of Canute on old Highway 66. This site was chosen because of heavy traffic on I-40.
The two signs, one on the east bound lane, and one on the west bound lane of I-40, designate the area where the Great Western Cattle Trail and Highway 66 crossed. This was the site where two of the greatest trails crossed, one a cattle trail and the other a people trail, both of which had a significant impact on the history of our nation. These signs, which are 3 feet by 10 feet, were constructed and set in place by the Department of Transportation, State of Oklahoma, and funded solely by individuals interested in preserving the history of the Great Western Cattle Trail, so it is with appreciation that they extend their thanks to a great number of people in Oklahoma who have contributed to this event,.
The highlight of the program will be music by Percy Walker of Elk City, the story of “The Great Western Trail” by Maurice King of Altus, and the Wrangler Award Winning Song, “The Great Western Trail” by LeRoy Jones of Mountain View.
The public is invited to attend this event in dedication to The Great State of Oklahoma and The Great Western Cattle Trail. Refreshments will be served following the program. (You may want to bring your own folding chairs).