Book Cover of Kent Brooks' upcoming publication Letters from the Oklahoma Land Rush 1889

The Land Run of 1889

On April 22, 1889 a shot was fired and horses, wagons and trains roared into the region of central Oklahoma known as the Unassigned Lands. President Benjamin Harrison’s March 23, 1889 proclamation, opened the land, and people came from across the country to claim it. According to the Homestead Act of 1862, if a settler […]