Dedicated to the Pioneers and Homesteaders of the Land Run into the Cherokee Outlet, part of which is Grant County on September 16, 1893.
From the pioneers' names on the back to the homesteaders and early settlers of Grant County, this monument is gratefully dedicated in recognition of their courage in the face of untold hardships, the descendants sincerely acknowledge their sense of obligation.
The early Grant County settlers were among some 100,000 who lined up September 16, 1893, to race for 160 acre claims. The homesteads scattered throughout 6 million acres. The award went to the first person arriving, planting their stake and duly registering their claim at the land office.
Others while not actually making the run, acquired the land at an early date, either by purchase or barter, lived on it to raise their families and together built the homesteaders, became the early pioneer settlers of Grant County, laying the foundation for our modern society.
Dedicated, September 4, 1978 by the Grant County Historical Society.
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