Sunny weather draws spectators to '89er Day parade in Norman

The anniversary of the Land Run of 1889 was commemorated in Norman with a parade and the arrival of a wagon train.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 24, 2012

— Norman residents and visitors celebrated '89er Day over the weekend with a downtown parade and the arrival of a wagon train.

About 25 wagons plus some horse and mule riders left April 13 from a campout at Lebanon, near the Texas border, for the '89er Sooner Teamsters and Trail Riders Association's 34th annual Land Run Ride.

The nearly 140-mile trek ended in Norman with a campout at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds Friday night and the downtown parade Saturday.

Bill and Teena Nations were this year's parade marshals.

This year's theme, “Back in the Saddle ... Again,” celebrated the anniversary of the Land Run of 1889, which opened the “Unassigned Lands” in central Oklahoma for settlement on April 22.

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