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    Oklahoma in History

    Today's Historical Trivia...(it's sort of GARTHY...)

    HistoryDaily.com - An Entertaining Look Back
    By Trevor Smith and Charles Smith

    May 2, 2003 on this day:

    In 1890 the U.S. Congress created the Territory of Oklahoma. Succumbing
    to pressure from the public, Congress opened this last Indian Territory to
    settlers. President Benjamin Harrison announced the time of the opening as
    noon, April 22, 1889. On that morning a hundred thousand people lined the
    Oklahoma borders and when the signal dropped they rushed in claiming land.
    By the end of the day they had claimed 12,000 homesteads and almost two
    million acres of land. Oklahoma City, a spot on the prairie, had ten
    thousand people by nightfall.



    Hey, so that's how we got our OKIE!!!

    Mel
    what if the essence of who you are and always have been is enough???

    ~from the prelude in THE DANCE by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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    President Benjamin Harrison announced the time of the opening as
    noon, April 22, 1889. On that morning a hundred thousand people lined the
    Oklahoma borders and when the signal dropped they rushed in claiming land.

    100 years later (short of 10 days,)was the release date of his first album Garth Brooks, April 12, 1989. I'll bet thousands of Oklahomans lined up for that too!


    ~Ann~

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    Not just Oklahomans!!!

    Mel
    what if the essence of who you are and always have been is enough???

    ~from the prelude in THE DANCE by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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