Norris Monroe Main, his wife and children, made the "Indian Territory Run" in 1893--the opening of the Cherokee Strip. They found a homestead near the town of Ringwood, Okla. Sometime before 1902, Norris and family moved to Helena, Okla., where he owned and operated a hotel.
In this Bible of Marium Elizabeth (Blake) Main's, was the following letter written by Ford E. Markle, who had gone to the Oklahoma Territory.
Dec. 14, 1893
"Dear Papa, when are you going to send for us we would like to come as soon as we can. i have been going to school every day get my lesson good. there are lots of maddogs. clents dog wremts (went?) maddog and Nelsom dog was bit by a maddog.
Grandpa how do you like the strip i wish that i could come pretty som so i could ride my bysickles and so i could catch some dears for Harry and some for Frank."
The Contributors to OGS of this Bible Record, were Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Main, of Jefferson City, Tenn.
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