Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Trip Back in Time - The Oklahoma Land Run at the Harn Homestead

We recently had the opportunity to participate in a reenactment of the Land Rush of 1889 - a land run in the unassigned lands of Oklahoma, Indian Territory.  The rush took place in what is now known as Canadian,Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma and Payne counties. The land run started at high noon on April 22, 1889, with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres.  We visited the Harn Homestead - here is a description from their website, 

"Step back in time at the Historic Harn Homestead Museum. Learn about the territorial life of Oklahoma. This beautiful outdoor museum is original Land Run property and home to some of the most unique treasures of Oklahoma’s past."
Here are some pictures of our fun!

These are the flags they made to "stake their claims!"

Lining up...waiting for high noon to take off for their land...


  1. That looks like so much fun! I love their period costumes :)You're blog is really cute!

  2. Thank you!! I thought the costumes were a lot of fun and the girls loved wearing them!