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Oklahoma's MANY Land Runs & Openings


The recent anniversary of the Land Run of '89 was a reminder that Oklahoma had FIVE land runs between 1889 and 1895. They grew so wild, the government shifted to allotments (six), lottery (one), and sealed bid (one) for further land openings! Durant, OK artist Neal Taylor's (gntayloroklaart.com) painted "The Run of '89," above. Many of Taylor's paintings grace the covers and pages of "The Oklahomans: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People," Vol. 1, Ancient-Statehood.

Oklahoma Land Openings