Wayne Ludwig is a resident historian of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (formerly the Cowboys of Color Museum) in Fort Worth, where he also resides.
"The Old Chisholm Trail makes an important and timely
contribution to the history field. Written with both authority and
a uniqueness that is refreshing, Ludwig's sound scholarship rests
on extensively researched primary and secondary sources. The reader
learns more than expected with inclusion of topics related to the
trail and an excellent analysis of myths that are attached to it.
Highly recommended." --Deborah M. Liles, Tarleton State
University--Deborah M. Liles
"At last, here is a new major book on the cattle industry that rises above the romanticized versions of trail driving. Wayne Ludwig's study is quite timely because of renewed tourist-oriented interest in trail routes and efforts of many cities and towns to link with the legend. It explores not only the evolution of the so-called Chisholm Trail, but also takes great care to provide an in-depth look at related issues, such as the beginning of the cattle industry in Texas, the origin of the hardy longhorn, and the development of cattle trailing and its techniques. This book indeed replaces Wayne Gard's The Chisholm Trail as the definitive study of this historic route." --David Murrah, author of C.C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist