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Chisholm Elementary stages 1889 Oklahoma Land Run re-enactment

BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN Modified: April 29, 2009 at 8:39 am •  Published: April 29, 2009
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photo - Edmond’s Chisholm Elementary School third-graders participate in a land run reenactment. PHOTOS BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN
Edmond’s Chisholm Elementary School third-graders participate in a land run reenactment. PHOTOS BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN
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me wagons nearly tipped over or the runners couldn’t find a homestead to claim.

The Land Run reenactment was at the north Oklahoma City headquarters of Vox Printing, owned by Chisholm parents David and Jennifer Reid.

The students also got to see early-day corn shucking and rope making machines in action and a real covered wagon set up by a "camp,” thanks to the volunteers from the museum and organizers of the annual Chuck Wagon Festival. They also played tug-of-war, had sack races, practiced rope spinning and enjoyed other games from pioneer days before heading back to Chisholm Elementary for cobbler, the Virginia Reel and a "hootenanny.”

The kids had a great time,” said Robin Eischeid, one of the parents who volunteered to help organize the Land Run. "It was awesome.”


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