The Scramble for Newly Opened Lands
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"The Covered Wagon of the Great Western Migration. 1886 in Loup Valley, Nebr." A family poses with the wagon in which they live and travel daily during their pursuit of a homestead.
"Looking For A Town Lot." Guthrie, Ind. Terr. [Oklahoma], ca. 1889.
"Holding Down A Lot In Guthrie." By C. P. Rich, ca. 1889.
"First Blacksmith Shop in Guthrie." ca. 1889.
"Boomers Camp. Arkansas Cty., Kan. Waiting For the Strip To Open Mar. 1st, 1893."
"The Nine Booths at Orlando [OkIa. Terr.] Sept. 15th, (18)'93, Where 36,000 Registered."
"First train [and wagons] leaving the line north of Orlando For Perry [OkIa. Terr.], Sept. 16, 1893."
"In Line At The land Office, Perry, Sept. 23, 1893. 9 o'clock A.M. waiting to file."
"Hells Half--Acre, Perry, 0.(kla). T(err)., 93."
"Wild West Hotel, Calamity Av., Perry, 0. T., Sept. 93."
W. H. McCoy's claim, Perry, Okla. Terr., October 1, 1893.
"Clerical force & U.S. Deputy Marshalls, U.S. Land Office, Perry, OkIa. Ter. Oct. 12, 1893."
"Anadarko Townsite [OkIa. Terr.] Aug. 6, --a cornfield."
Anadarko Townsite, Okla. Terr., August 8, 1901. Tent city in the cornfield.
Anadarko Townsite, August 8, 1901. Auction in progress in lumber company booth. Temporary bank buildings and the beginnings of a lodging house nearby.
"Bankers' and Railroad Men's Party on Blue Grass Lawn at Calexico." The California
Development Co. was in hopes that after this campout the men would invest in Imperial Valley schemes, ca. 1904
"First Auction Sale of Lots at Imperial April 12, 1904." Inside the tent with the California Development Co. and hopeful landowners.
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