History of Roger Mills County

“Free land, Cheyenne Arapaho Country, open noon, April 19, bring saddle, can borrow horse” read the telegram received by one prospective land runner from his brother. He hastily traveled to Texas, borrowed a horse and met his brother. Toward the evening of April 18, the weather turned colder. A bunch of cowboys, ranchers, their families and businessmen, sat around campfires too excited to sleep. Up at the crack of dawn on the big day, it was spitting snow, with an overcast and misty sky. At noon the cavalrymen fired their guns and it was the beginning of one of the…

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