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Oklahoma Land Run - Cheyenne - Arapaho Country 34

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Hidden : 04/19/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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The Oklahoma Land Run
is a series of caches that will run across the
whole state east to west! This project will take some time to
complete, but with Oklahoma Geocachers working together it will
happen!


The first Oklahoma Land
Run
began as a perfect spring day--bright, balmy
and cloudless. The Oklahoma prairie was green with the new year, a
little glimpse of paradise to the thousands of land-starved
pioneers. This was it, the greatest rush for land in the history of
mankind. More than 2 million acres of unassigned land in the heart
of Indian territory were opened to settlement. 50,000 hopefuls
surrounded the area to stake their claim for less than 12,000
homesteads!




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"3">The rushers waited impatiently in all the little towns just
outside the new lands: Darlington, Buffalo Springs, Silver City and
Purcell. Then across the territory at high noon on April 19, 1889,
blasts rang out from gun shot, cannon fire and bugle charge and the
race started. During the next six hours, about 10,000 people
settled in what became the capital of the new Territory of
Oklahoma: Guthrie. The U.S. land offices were mobbed, both in
Kingfisher and in Guthrie. Monstrous lines appeared instantly
outside both, as men stood, usually for days, to register their
land.










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By the time the red dust settled that evening, a new era
had begun in Oklahoma. The foundation had been laid for this
"Sooner" State. It took legislation, proclamations, five land
rushes, a land lottery, and a land auction, to lead to settlement
and eventual statehood of Oklahoma. At 10:15 on the morning of
November 16, 1907, President Roosevelt took a seat at the cabinet
table surrounded by a small delegation of government clerks and
newspaper men. By 10:16 he signed the statehood proclamation and
declared "Oklahoma is now a state."




The center of series starts north of
Guthrie, which was the first state capital for Oklahoma. The city
has beautiful victorian architecture, which provides a unique
backdrop for Wild West and territorial-style entertainment,
carriage tours, replica trolley cars, specialty shops, and art
galleries.

You will navigate through back roads and byways to explore the
sprawling ranches, endless sky, miles of rolling grass dunes,
windmills and the most unspoiled landscapes in Oklahoma. Discover
charming small towns, scenic beauty, and local history that awaits
you as you travel through the OKLAHOMA LAND RUN!
Whether you are looking for a wonderful day trip or a
multiday immersion, the OKLAHOMA LAND RUN

puts it all within reach.

The center of the run is
located in Guthrie, Oklahoma at coordinates: N 35° 54.785 W 097°
23.418

The west series will carefully navigate you through beautiful
Oklahoma countryside twisting from County Road 76 to County Road
73. Finding its way to County Road 720 to Loyal, Oklahoma.
Traveling north towards Highway 51, following west towards
Texas.

The series to the east will be a tricky one, following County Road
76 crossing Highway 33 to travel north to Hiwassee Road to County
Road 74. Following County Road 74 to Langston, south down Choctaw
Road. Traveling down to County Road 75, twisting through
countryside heading north to County Road 720 into Cushing through
Drumright along country state roads along highway 16 leading east
towards Arkansas. The series does not have end points yet, since it
is starting in the center and spreading towards its
borders.


The run will be set up by volunteers only. If you would
like to add to series, please do so! Any help to continue this
project will be great! Central Oklahoma Geocachers -COG- are
excited to see this come alive!


The caches were placed near or by either a driveway, a road
shoulder or a turn-off intersection. So please look for these as
your hunting the caches to pull your geocar off the roads. Not all
roadways are paved so use caution while driving down the gravel and
dirt roads.





Please do not cross any fences while geocaching, there
will be some no trespassing signs posted, but all caches are not
placed on other side fences.

Please bring your own writing stick to sign
logs. When signing logs, please sign only the date and your geoname
to leave room for future geocashers. Abusing logs will get your log
deleted. Please post any great times you had while traveling the
Oklahoma Land Run
on
geocaching.com logs.




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