Oklahoma City is marking its 125th anniversary with 125 facts about the city’s history.
The Land Run was on Monday, April 22, 1889; the following week William Couch was elected provisional mayor . Three years later, the city had 7,600 residents.
• On May 1, 1889, provisional Mayor William Couch and two ward representatives are elected by a street vote of 1,300 residents of the Village of Oklahoma City.
• On July 15, 1890, Oklahoma City is incorporated as a tract of 400 acres.
• An 1891 ordinance requires men ages 21 to 45 to work four days a year on street improvements or pay a fine.
• Boomers flood Oklahoma Territory in 1892 for the Cheyenne-Arapaho land opening. The population of Oklahoma City increases by 7,600.
Source: City of Oklahoma City