Run to Oklahoma!
April 22 was Oklahoma Day! Previously known as 89ers Day or Land Run Day, it marks the date in 1889 when the Oklahoma Territory opened for settlement. For those who didn’t grow up in Oklahoma, Boomers were those souls who waited until the BOOM of the cannon at high noon to set off and stake their homestead. Sooners didn’t see a reason to wait and chance losing the prime lands, so they hid out and staked their property a little SOONER than legal.
There were actually seven land runs in Oklahoma. April 22, 1889, the first land run began at high noon and involved the settlement of the Unassigned Lands. In September 1891 there were three land runs to settle Iowa, Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Shawnee lands; County B, later renamed as Pottawatomie County; and County A, later renamed as Lincoln County. On April 19, 1892, a run settled the Cheyenne and Arapaho lands. On Sept. 16, 1893 the largest land run in U.S. history opened nearly 7,000,000 acres of land purchased from the Cherokees for $7,000,000. The final land run was held May 23, 1895 to settle the Kickapoo lands.
Please join us as we showcase the diversity & resiliency of Oklahoma’s citizenry at the American Academy of Certified Public Managers ® Conference in Oklahoma City Oct. 17 – 19. The Renaissance Hotel and Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City marks the spot for the 2010 Oklahoma Run. Dynamic presenters and insightful breakout sessions will enhance your professional development. Plenary sessions will be educational and entertaining. Keynoters will inspire, motivate, and encourage you. You will not be disappointed!
We encourage you to be a SOONER and save money by sending your registration early. Stake your claim for what will truly be a memorable networking experience with Certified Public Managers ® from all over America.
“Oklahoma Land Rush 1889″
48″ by 48″ oil on linen
By Xiang Zhang