October 26, 2017
The curator of the National Ranching Heritage Center, at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, points out author C.H. Rust, in his book entitled "The Trail Drivers of Texas", says Waco was part of the Eastern Trail or the McCoy Trail, but not actually on the Chisholm Trail.
Rust wrote: the trail passed to the "right (east) of Salado, to the right (east) of Belton, to old Fort Graham, crossing the Brazos River to the left (west) of Cleburne."
But state researchers disagree: "I find it amazing that there could be any doubt about the trail going through Waco.