Auction 104, Lot 243

"Map of the Cherokee Strip Compiled from U.S. Surveys by E.W. Wiggins, C.E.", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc 27, 53rd Cong. 1st Sess..

Color: Black & White

Size:
32.5 x 20 inches
82.6 x 50.8 cm

The Cherokee Outlet, about 12,000 square miles in present-day western Oklahoma, was purchased from the Cherokee in 1861. On September 16, 1893 it was opened for settlement with over 100,000 settlers braced on the opening lines. The map details the parcels available at $2.50 and $1.50 per acre, the seven starting booths, plus the railroads, villages and towns, and topographical and watershed information. A remarkable document on one of the greatest land rushes in history. Published by Western Litho Co., Wichita, Kansas.

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Condition: A+

Remarkable condition for a map of this size. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003

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