Settlers claim town lots in Guthrie

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Settlers claim town lots in Guthrie - Mr. Snyder. 'I was told that the train had...
Mr. Snyder. 'I was told that the train had scarcely crossed the line before men began jumping off, flag in hand, and planted their banner on the outer wall of the ground they alighted on, as it were. At Guthrie the go as you ai m a a VI please, rough ana tumble scume was a sight to see. As the trains pulled up to the depot passengers piled off, climbing and falling over each other, dropping out of the oar windows and landing in all sorts of shapes. Most of them were fit ted out with rour stakes with a string or small rope accurately measured and just long enough to enclose a town lot. They sprinted for the nearest unoccupied and unobstructed piece of ground, hastily drove their stakes and jumped inside their improvised 'ring.' prepared to hold it and defend their rights against all comers. By niffht there were several hundred of these fellows holding down 'town lots.'

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  1. The Topeka State Journal,
  2. 23 Apr 1889, Tue,
  4. Page 1

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