National Geographic : 1941 Mar
© University of Oklahoma Painting byRobert W.Lindneux Settlers Rushed in to Stake Claims on Free Lands When Uncle Sam Opened the Oklahoma Country in1889 Eyewitnesses say this scene of the "Oklahoma Run" is correct but for the man on the high bicycle-the ground was toorough forthat. From Fido topatient ass, everybody hurries. One man wallops his galled horses while his wife clutches the seat. Gripping his rolled white flag, therider atright isallsettojump off, when he reaches a likely spot, and stake his claim. In one day tens of thousands of settlers poured in.