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Augusta, Oklahoma Pioneers

Description: Hand written title, "Augusta Okla. Pioneers". This cabinet card has Cyphers & Nelson, Traveling Photographers, Augusta, O.T. printed on the card.Augusta, Oklahoma was a town located in Woods County when the Cherokee Strip was opened to settlement. In 1907, Alfalfa County was created and included the town of Augusta.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Booth No. 9

Description: Photograph of a group of people and tents. Handwritten description: Booth No. 9, Sept 1893, Arkansas City, Kansas. Kansas towns like Arkansas City were the staging area prior to the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip. The reference to "booth" is likely related to the nine booths that were erected, five on the Kansas border and four on the border of Oklahoma, where people were to register and receive certificates. These certificates were to be shown before legal entry could be made to the strip on opening day, and they must also must be shown when filing claims.
Date: 1893
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society