The Original ‘89er Parade “Pioneer Boy”

On April 22, 1889 an estimated 50,000 people lined the borders of the “unassigned territory” for the first of five land runs.  By the end of the day over 10,000 people had filed claims in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  It is that event that has annually been celebrated in Guthrie and will be celebrated with a host […]

Major General LaRita Aragon ‘89er Parade Marshal

“ I Love Guthrie.   I love the people of Guthrie.  And I would absolutely love to be the Parade Marshal for the 89ers!”  Thus began the recent conversation between Major General LaRita (Rita) Aragon (retired) and 89er Committee Chairman Steve Gentling.  Major General Aragon was responding to a short notice inquiry asking whether she would consider being […]

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