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Alice Wilson Hope Park
About this Park
Named after City Commissioner Alice Wilson, the park sits on the U.S. / Mexico border on the Rio Grande River in Downtown Brownsville. In 2000, the City of Brownsville dedicated a marker at Alice Wilson - Hope Park that served as the beginning point of the historic Chisholm Trail.
Located on the banks of the Rio Grande River in downtown Brownsville, the marker identifies the area that served as the starting point of the Chisholm Trail. The trail led from Brownsville in far south Texas and went north through present-day Yukon, Oklahoma. Near present-day Perry, Okla., it split into a western trail leading to the railroad stockyard at Dodge City and an eastern trail leading to several other railroad stockyards (Caldwell, Wichita, Newton, Ellsworth, Abilene and Junction City).