ARLINGTON, Kan. (AP) - About 35 people and 210 cattle made it to Arlington on a three-week cattle drive through south central Kansas.

The cattle drive is part of the state's 150th birthday celebration. It started Sept. 3 near Caldwell and will end up around Ellsworth Sept. 24.

The group reached a stopping point near Arlington Monday after walking about 20 miles from Kingman. The plan is to reach Sylvia on Tuesday. They'll travel about 15 miles each day, with stops at cow towns along the way. On Thursday, they'll pick up about 200 more cattle for the last leg of the trip.

The Hutchinson News reports the route is along the Cox's cattle trail but the drive is often on dirt roads because it can't go over private land.

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