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 The Beginning of Tulsa
By J. M. Hall (1927)

(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)

Nothing here is free for the taking. This book is reproduced here with the permission of the copyright holder - see copyright statement.

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ARTHUR F. ANTLE

Photo Arthur Antl

THE PASSING OF THE HERD
by Arthur F. Antle

We knew no strangers on the ranch,
   It was "Light, stranger light."
For this is the law of the western range
   When a stranger hails in sight.
Just tie up your horse in the old corral,
   'E "light, stranger, light."
When I think of the last great round-up
   On the eve of Eternity's dawn,
I think of the past of the cowboys
   Who have been here with us and gone,
And I wonder if any will greet me
   On the sands of the evergreen shore,
With a hearty "God bless you, old fellow"
   That I've met with so often before.

        The passing of the herd may be recalled by the pioneers with pleasure, but it is little known by the younger generation.
        In the early days of Oklahoma (Indian Territory) the cowmen dominated the business of this country. Ninety-five

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