Being the Chair of the Historical Commission is at times rewarding! This is one of those times. Let me give you a little backstory here. So, The Great Western Cattle Trail (GWCT) Marker is awarded to towns and areas where the GWCT is proven to have passed through. Pleasanton is one of those towns. Years ago, before anyone vividly remembers, the GWCT Marker was given to Pleasanton and somehow, someway, it became lost. Fast forward to modern day, and the subject comes up. Through a lot of help, I got in touch with Mr. Jeff Bearden. Jeff is Co-Chair of the Vernon Rotary Club “Marking the Great Western Trail” project, Great Western Cattle Trail Association Past President, and Wilbarger County Historical Commission Chairman. Mr. Bearden has been involved and has been a tremendous help to this acquisition of the marker. Without him, this marker would have never become a reality. Let me talk a little about this marker and trail.