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G.A.R. Encampment, Enid, O.T.

Description: Black and white original photo (mounted on thick cardstock) of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R) encampment in Enid, OK. Back of photo is notated in ink, "Bird's Eye View from the corner of "E" and 2nd Street, Enid, O.T., looking southwest on the morning of May 14, 1896 during the G.A.R. emcampment." The photo features a large, informal group of military men posing for the camera and a view of the Hotel Rex and other Enid structures in the background. The front has notation in ink on right side of cardstock , "Truitt, 508 N. Independence, Enid."
Date: 1896
Partner: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Train Wreck, Enid, O.T. 1894

Description: Original, black and white photograph mounted on a cardstock-type mat picturing the famous Rock Island train wreck/sabotage where the trestle had been sawed to force the Rock Island to stop in South Enid. Handwriting in ink on back of mat, "Rock Island train wrecked at South Enid on the night of July 12, 1894. All trains now stop at Enid.'"
Date: 1894
Partner: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center