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    Extremely Rare Photograph of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory Four Weeks after Oklahoma Land Rush ca 1889.
    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 Imperial size 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. Very desirable!

    Condition:Very fine-excellent


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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