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April 22, 1889
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Between 1855 and 1866, specific tribal boundaries were formed. From 1866 to 1889, numerous other tribes were relocated to Indian Territory, including Cheyenne and Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa and Apache to name a few. An area called The Unassigned Lands was left in the north central part of the territory. This area, including most of what is now Logan County, was opened for settlement by the land run April 22, 1889. It is estimated there were over 50,000 people who participated in the run. Guthrie grew to some 10,000 people overnight.
The great land run of April 22, 1889 provided great opportunities for settlers and speculators in land and thus was the beginning of settlement of the area. The hardworking settlers were determined to keep their 160 acres of free government land by building improvements, starting businesses, breaking sod to plant crops of vegetables, melons, corn, and kaffir. They were a hardy lot and faced tremendous difficulties in the first few years.
Logan County was first designated as County No. 1 when Oklahoma Territory was organized in 1890. It was later named Logan in honor of a great statesman and soldier, John Alexander Logan.
An extensive history of Logan County can be found in The Logan County History, Volumes I and II, as compiled by Helen Freudenberger Holmes.
West Harrison St., 1889, Guthrie, Logan County
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|Logan County Statistics|
|Total||749 sq mi (1,940 km2)|
|Land||744 sq mi (1,928 km2)|
|Water||4 sq mi (12 km2) , 0.60%|
|Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Line at land office, 1889, Guthrie, Logan County
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