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    EXTREMELY RARE IMAGE OF GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE OKLAHOMA LAND RUSH. On April 22, 1889, the federal government opened up portions of Oklahoma territory to allow settlers to stake a land claim. Tens of thousands gathered along the Texas and Kansas borders, and at noon, when the bugle call rang out, the rush was on. The town of Guthrie appeared in one afternoon. This boudoir-sized image, taken on May 14 of that year, shows the progress made in Guthrie, with numerous finished buildings and several still under construction. Large crowds of white men and Indians stand in the street, proudly posing in their brand new city. In excellent condition. Very desirable!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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