Newly Opened Lands

Photos of Newly Opened Lands
We have gathered a collection of some of the best and most interesting photos taken during the American frontier days. They are from the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Please browse at your leisure. Meditate on the humble beginnings of the United States of America.
This page is dedicated to showing photos of Newly Opened Lands in the American West

"The Covered Wagon of the Great Western Migration. 1886 in Loup Valley, Nebr." A family poses with the wagon in which they live and travel daily during their pursuit of a homestead. 69-N-13606C "Looking For A Town Lot." Guthrie, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], ca. 1889. 48-RST-7B-79
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"Holding Down A Lot In Guthrie, Indian Territory [Oklahoma]." By C. P. Rich, ca. 1889. 48-RST-7B-77 "First Blacksmith Shop in Guthrie." ca. 1889. 48-RST-7B-76
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"Boomers Camp. Arkansas City., Kansas. Waiting For the Strip To Open Mar. 1st, 1893." 49-AR-18 "The Nine Booths at Orlando [Oklahoma Territory] Sept. 15th, 1893, Where 36,000 Registered." 49-AR-19b
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"First train [and wagons] leaving the line north of Orlando For Perry [Oklahoma Territory], Sept. 16, 1893." 49-AR-7 "In Line At The land Office, Perry, Oklahoma Sept. 23, 1893. 9 o'clock A.M. waiting to file." 49-AR-32
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"Hells Half--Acre, Perry, 0.(klahoma) T(erritory), 1893." 49-AR-28 "Wild West Hotel, Calamity Av., Perry, 0. T., Sept. 1893." 49-AR-22
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W. H. McCoy's claim, Perry, Oklahoma Territory, October 1, 1893. 49-AR-36 "Clerical force & U.S. Deputy Marshalls, U.S. Land Office, Perry, Oklahoma Ter. Oct. 12, 1893." 49-AR-35
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"Anadarko Townsite Oklahoma Territory Aug. 6, [1901]--a cornfield." 48-RST-7B-81 Anadarko Townsite, Oklahoma Territory, August 8, 1901. Tent city in the cornfield. 48-RST-7B-86
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Anadarko Townsite, August 8, 1901. Auction in progress in lumber company booth. Temporary bank buildings and the beginnings of a lodging house nearby. 48-RST-7B-80 "Bankers' and Railroad Men's Party on Blue Grass Lawn at Calexico." The California Development Co. was in hopes that after this campout the men would invest in Imperial Valley schemes, ca. 1904. 48-RST-7-17
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"First Auction Sale of Lots at Imperial April 12, 1904." Inside the tent with the California Development Co. and hopeful landowners. 48-RST-7-25  
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