OKLAHOMA LAND RUSH ON THIS DAY IN 1889

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The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was the first land run into the Unassigned Lands
of various counties in the state of Oklahoma. It started at high noon with an estimated
50,000 people lined up for their own piece the available two million acres. By the end  
of the day, both Oklahoma City and Guthrie had established cities of around 10,000 people in literally half a day.

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,Government,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER and have Comment (1)

One Response to “OKLAHOMA LAND RUSH ON THIS DAY IN 1889”

  1. […] open to (white) settlers. As a result, some 50,000 came to that starting line on the morning of April 22, 1889 in hopes of staking their claim to this land — land¬†initially set aside for Native American […]

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