On the nineteenth day of April, In eighteen-ninety-two, Thousands raced in covered wagons; Others ran without a shoe. They were people who staked claims In Cheyenne and Arapaho; Tilled their land and lived in dugouts Went half-naked thru’ the snow. They were people who built churches Where they went to talk with God; Built good schools and taught their children How to make the most from sod. They were people with a spirit Faithful, willing, hopeful, bold Practiced wildlife conservation Saved their soil by flood control They were people of self-denial No place to trade, in fifty miles No doctor…

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