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The Oklahoma land boom can begin...

Item # 661433

April 19, 1889

THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 19, 1889 

* Oklahoma land rush beginning
* Boomers and Sooners

The top of the front page has column heads including: "ON TO OKLAHOMA" "The Boomers Allowed to Cross the Cherokee Strip" "And Align Themselves on the Border of the Promised Land" "Final Arrangements Completed for the Opening on Monday" "Several Lives Lost in Affrays Between the Settlers" with the article taking 1 2/3 columns. A great account formalizing the Oklahoma Land Rush which would commence 3 days later.
Eight pages, slightly irregular at the spine, in uncommonly nice condition for a newspaper of this vintage.

Category: Post-Civil War