ENID -The Cherokee Strip
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The father of my own Grandfather Hicks was a child in a covered wagon when they "ran the Cherokee strip
" as "Sooners" and claimed wheat land to become among the first Oklahoma settlers.
In 1893, more than 100,000 settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the "Cherokee Strip
My father, born in 1872, settled in the Oklahoma Territory, having made the Cherokee Strip
Run on September 16, 1893.
Ferguson's "Arkansas City" (9780738552408, $19.99) began as a Kansas border town to Indian Territory, grew to be a major trade hub and transportation center, and is particularly noted for the Cherokee Strip
Land Rush of September 16, 1893.
The author examines the Mennonite community that took shape in northwest Oklahoma at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, at the time of the famous land rush into the so-called "Cherokee Strip
," an event which helped to define Oklahoma in its earliest years.
Faith's Harvest is the story of Mennonites who settled and lived in the Cherokee Strip
of Northwest Oklahoma from the great land run of 1893 through the twentieth century.