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Kansas Historical Marker

Opening Of Cherokee Outlet

Kansas State Historical Marker
Cowley County
US-77, Cowley County
Roadside turnout, south of Arkansas City
      At noon on September 16, 1893, more than 100,000 people lined the borders of the Cherokee Outlet listening for the pistol shots that started one of the world's greatest races. The prize was 8,000,000 acres of land: a quarter section or a town lot to every eligible settler who could stake a claim.