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Oklahoma Semicentennial
Oklahoma Semicentennial
In 1957 Oklahomans commemorated fifty years of statehood with events scheduled between April 22 and November 16, 1957. These dates were chosen because the first land run in present Oklahoma had occurred on April 22, 1889, and statehood had taken place on November 16, 1907.
Cherokee Strip Land Run
Cherokee Strip Land Run
On September 16, 1893, more than 115,000 people raced to claim one of 42,000 parcels of land in the largest, most spectacular, and last land run in American history.
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