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Doug Loudenback
04-07-2007, 10:10 PM
Teaser started, more tomorrow. Doug Dawgz Blog: Cops & Robbers (

04-07-2007, 10:12 PM
Doug, You are soooo good.

Doug Loudenback
04-10-2007, 11:17 AM
Cops & Robbers post upated: Doug Dawgz Blog: Cops & Robbers (

I've added a bit more "meat" in the "Cops & Robbers" post ... here are the images so far but without much explanatory text ...

A Pastoral If Unrealistic Look at Okc Days After Land Run

The Way It Really Was

Some Sources

The Unassigned Lands Before The Land Run

The First Robbers - Boomers Payne & Couch

The First Police - From Ft. Reno

9th & 10th Cavalry - Buffalo Soldiers From Ft. Reno

And Other Coppers - The 5th Cavalry

The "Boomers" are not to be confused with the "Sooners." Three days prior to the land run, it was possible for people to venture into an area to reconnoiter and get their compass bearings to help them identify where to place themselves on an area's border prior to the Run. Some apparently did not "come back" after making their study but hid out until on or after 12 noon on April 22. Others slipped in by the cloak of darkness without any pretence. Hence, these people arrived "sooner" than they ought and they were not highly regarded by those who "played by the rules." * * *

Were the "Boomers" and "Sooners" "robbers?" Oh, yeah! One would have no trouble making a case for that. But Payne had a county named after him and Couch became Oklahoma City's first mayor! The University of Oklahoma adopted the name "Sooners" and fans sing about both Boomers & Sooners at football games, for god's sake! Oh ... not to mention, the whole state is known as "The Sooner State!" Well, the white man did rob it from the Native Americans, didn't he?

More to come ...