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Looking back to the Land Run of 1893


February 23, 2022

When I’m looking for a column topic, the ideas can come from many sources. It may be some news event I’ve covered, a visitor to the newspaper or a phone call. Other times I come across an idea from a magazine, book or other publication.

On Monday, I had no topic in mind when I noticed some files of very old newspapers. Among them was the special edition we published on Friday, September 3, 1993, for the 100 year anniversary of the Cherokee Strip Run of 1893. That Saturday, a celebration was held on the Alva square. I remember little about it other than it was a hot day as I sold copies...

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