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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

Choctaw Solomon Hotema

Description: Photograph of Solomon Hotema, an educated Choctaw preacher who killed seven people he claimed were witches. He was also responsible for the death of his children. Three men were also implicated in the murders.
Date: 1899~
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Dr. Dixie Bolton Tucker, M.D.

Description: Photograph of Dr. Dixie Bolton Tucker, M.D., who was in charge of Rural Hygiene and Sanitation in Oklahoma in the Agricultural Extension Division of the State Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater.
Date: [1890..1916]
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Birthday Invitation

Description: Photograph of an invitation to a birthday for a 3 year old, on May 5, 1899, that reads, "Say! On the twenty fifth of May, I'm Three! Come over and play with me. Thursday 3 to 6 P.M."
Date: May 1899
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Drury College

Description: Photograph of Indian boys and girls of Drury College, Springfield, MO. Photo by Ferguson, Springfield, MO, Feb. 4, 1895.
Date: February 4, 1895
Creator: Ferguson
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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