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LAND RUN of 1891

Lincoln County dates its "beginning" from the Land Run of September 22, 1891, which opened to public settlement three Indian reservations adjoining the former Unassigned Lands on the east.

This image is the cover scene from Oklahoma Land Run of '91 - A Lincoln County Centennial Salute published in 1991 by the Lincoln County Historical Society. It is from an authentic reproduction of the October 3, 1891 Harper's Weekly decpicting the Land Run of 1891 with work of artist W. A. Rogers. This weekly news magazine also featured a story in this issue on the "Rush for Oklahoma" by an eyewitness reporter. Before the day of photo- journalism the only way to publish a magazine illustration was for the artist's work to be engraved on a steel plate for printing.

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