The Cimarron City Library and Gray County Historical Society will present the program, "The Great Western Cattle Trail: The Longhorn Drives," at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Cimarron City Library.

Award-winning authors Gary and Margaret Kraisinger, who have published three books and various articles on Texas cattle trails, will present the program.

The program will focus on the time period right after the Civil War, when Texas cattlemen drove cattle north to feed the developing north and to stock the vast new ranches. The greatest of these cattle trails was a trail that came out of south Texas toward Dodge City, on to Ogallala, Neb., and as far north as Canada. In 12 seasons, it carried over six million longhorns. It became known as the Western. Although missing Gray County, the trail snaked its way westward from Dodge City, to north of Cimarron near Kalvesta.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Register by contacting the Cimarron City Library at (620) 855-3808 or by email at