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Henry E. Asp

Description: Studio photograph of Henry Edward Asp who was born in 1856 and died in 1923. Asp was an Attorney admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1877, and established a law firm with John W. Shartel and James R. Cottingham in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory in 1892. He was a solicitor and lobbyist for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway between the years of 1890 and 1907, and was instrumental in founding the Norman Territorial University which would become the University of Oklahoma. Asp was on OU's board of trustees, and worked with David R. Boyd, the Norman Territorial University president, to provide that section thirteen of each township be set aside for higher education. Asp was also a prominent politician and lobbyist for statehood. He used his influence to have Guthrie designated temporary capital in the 1906 Enabling Act. He was a republican representative of the twenty-fifth district at the Constitutional Convention held in Guthrie in November 1906, and moved to Oklahoma City in 1912.
Date: unknown
Creator: Swearingen, Harmon Theodore
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma City, OK

Description: Photograph of a banner over a street in Oklahoma City, OK, that reads, "We want direct railroad connection with Oklahoma City the future Capitol let’s get together, get busy!! You want our hogs & cattle" Oklahoma City Trades Excursion, May 9-14, 1910.
Date: May 2, 1910
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

First Christian Church

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church, northeast corner of Northwest 10th and North Robinson Avenue, built in 1910 at the cost of $140,000, Oklahoma City, OK. Photo by Fred L. Stone, Oklahoma City, OK, c. 1911.
Date: 1911~
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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