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Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City literally sprang up overnight after unassigned Indian Territory lands were opened to white settlement on April 22, 1889. More than 10, 000 land claimants rushed into the wilderness and staked out their piece of the pie around the Santa Fe railroad station. The city yanked capital honors out from under Guthrie in 1910 and was catapulted into wealth in 1928 when OKC’s first gusher erupted above a vast oil field.