Friday, April 22, 2011

Oklahoma Land Run

OK Land Run

Postmarked 13 July 1910
Waukegan, Illinois


Message:
Hope the "Little Girl" is asleep and the Mail Man won't ring the bell and wake the child up. / Will
Although land had been promised to the Native Americans in exchange for their land in Southeastern Oklahoma, an 1889 proclamation opened the district to non-Indian settlers who, on April 22, 1889, could claim 160 acres of the coveted country.

Land Run of 1889 (Oklahoma Historical Society)
The Rush to Oklahoma


Thanks to Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday! Visit her blog for links to more great postcards.


10 comments:

Postcard Perfect said...

What a beautiful postcard!!

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Snap said...

Interesting card ... front and back. Good to use for a history class! Happy PFF!

Mark S. said...

Very cool card. Love it!

Christine H. said...

The message on this is so amusing. I posted a similar card some time ago..it really does give you a sense of what that rush for land must have been like.

Sheila said...

160 acres! It's a part of American history I know little about so I'll visit your links to find out more.

Sreisaat said...

A very interesting postcard. I had a chuckle reading the message at the back!


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Debs said...

oh! this is wonderful...am having postcard envy with this one! thanks for sharing...and happy PFF!

Funoldhag said...

What a great card. Wonder how much of Oklahoma is still in the name of descendants of those who obtained land at that time. Happy PFF and Happy Easter, too.

Dorincard said...

Dynamic postcard...amazing fair-play instead of "might makes right" and "survival of the fittest". :)

PaperSponge.com said...

Very nice postcard. It would be great to hear stories from those that raced to stake their claim. Of course, if I wasn't so momentarily lazy, I would look it up.

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