City - April 29, 1889
Seven Days After the Land Run of 1889
to enlarge |Artist: Wayne
Sponsor: G.T. & Libby
Size: 6' x 10'
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: House Lobby
Roy P. Stewart's book on the
history of Oklahoma City titled, "Born Grown," correctly
documents Oklahoma City. This painting depicts Oklahoma
City seven days after the Land Run of 1889. By midnight
of April 22, only twelve hours after the start of the run
at noon, more than 12,000 people had arrived at Oklahoma
Station (Oklahoma City).
The settlers came from three
directions - the North, the East, and the South, by railroad,
horse, buggy and wagon, and by foot. Doctors, lawyers,
surveyors and men of all trades and professions arrived
" . . . to appreciate Oklahoma
City of this day it is necessary to go back three years.
At that time Oklahoma Station consisted of a home for the
railroad agent, and four other small buildings. The rest
was prairie land with low curving hills covered with high
grass and thick timber. This as far as the eye could see,
and nothing else." Roy P. Stewart, Born Grown, an
Oklahoma City History, Fidelity Bank, Oklahoma City,
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