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This colorized photographic postcard depicts a steam engine and train cars at the Kansas/Oklahoma state line at the opening of Cherokee strip land rush on September 16, 1893. There are thousands of people on the train. The train is surrounded by people. There is a fence that people are standing behind to the right of the tracks. There is a crowd in front of the train, and two people are on the front grill of the train. A barbed wire fence is in the foreground. Text is in red at the top of the postcard. There is handwriting on the back of the postcard.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Land run, Land rush, Caldwell (Kan.)--History, Caldwell (Kan.), Sumner County, ( Kan.), Land settlement--Kansas--History, Land settlement--Oklahoma--History, Railroads, Trains, Cherokee Strip, Moving America, new directions, new opportunities, Wichita (Kan.), Sedgwick County (Kan.)
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Tandy, L E. and Simon, Jesse, "Postcard: Rock Island Train at State Line, Sept. 16, 1893, Opening of Cherokee Strip, Caldwell, Kansas" (1909). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 10.
Rock Island Train at State Line, Sept. 16, 1893, Opening of Cherokee Strip, Caldwell, Kansas Copyright 1908 by L. A. Perry 4293 Mrs. Simon won’t be home to-night. As she missed the train L E Tandy Mr. Jesse. Simon, Wichita Kas, 728. So Ida