Cherokee Strip

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Cherokee Strip - LIKE MAQI0 Two Towns of Fire Thousand Kaon. Are...
LIKE MAQI0 Two Towns of Fire Thousand Kaon. Are swift ly Horn. OkLA.NDo, Oklahoma, September 10. Twen ty-five thousand men and women, with a goodly number of boys and girls, started in the race into the strip at the sound of carbines held by cavalrymen bliarp at noon to-day, Hundreds went in on trains, which were jammed, but the grand rush was by horse and w agons. Among loose wno were witnesses to he run were Governor Kenfrow, of Oklahoma! A. P. Hwinnrd. Insnecttir of the Gen eral Land Office i Judge Woniack, Special Kx- aininer oi me Land unce; Judge iiowe, ine new Secretary of the Territory. Thousand of peoDle, despairing of making a successful race in the great Jam of people at Arkansas City, came to this place yesterday and lat night, and the total, number which invaded the strip from here must have been in the neighborhood of 25,Mt. The boomers on horse unci afoot got oft without delay or serious accident. The Santa Fe special trains go an almost even start with the horsemen and pedestrians. Five thousand made the trip by mil. Wharton and Perry were the favored tow n sites sought by the boomers, and to night each has a population of over 6,000 souls. Following the excursion trains, freight trains hauled great Quantities of household goods uud I a in rer to the uew towns. Tem porary residehces and shops were made of tents, but the canvas houses will soon give way to wooden structures. In the meantime, grocery stores, meat markets, restaurants and -aloons nave been established in tents, and the towns already begin to take on the sp- pearanceoi muDuupauues. 6

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 17 Sep 1893, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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