Far and Away, in Enid

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On Sept. 16, 1893, the Cherokee Strip in northern OK was opened up at noon for the largest land run in history.  There was 4 land offices built.  One in Enid, Alva, Woodward, and Perry, OK.  The only one left is in Enid.    The last day of our spring break GSA trip was spent in Enid.

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This is what the inside of the land office looks like.  2,100 claims were file through this office.

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The land run office, The 1905 Glidewell house can be found at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, OK.  They have a really nice musuem and the Humphrey Heritge Village that also includes 1896 one room school house and a church from 1902.

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Our last stop of our trip was to Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse.  It’s a childrens museum.  I didn’t think the girls would want to stay very long, but they stayed for 3 hours.

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