Cherokee Strip

Cherokee Strip

Opened by Run, Sept. 16, 1983. On line here, 15,000 waited for carbine signal fired by cavalryman at High Noon, Lt. C. A. Hedekin, commanding Troop A., U.S. Cav. Race from land started from post on knoll half mile west, by wagon, buggy, bicycle, horse and train. In 60 by 90 mile area, every acre occupied by nightfall. The first settlers reached Enid from here.
On U.S. Highway 81, near the Garfield-Kingfisher county line south of Bison, Garfield County.*
Exploring Oklahoma History
Exploring Oklahoma History
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Run Of '89 North Boundary and Cherokee Strip

Run Of '89 North Boundary Run Of '89 North Boundary

Run Of '89 North Boundary

At the opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall.

Links: * Directions and information from Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright.