A NIMROD cousin, William "Bill" Franklin sent this photo to me in April, 2001. On Apr. 15th, 2001 he e-mailed me this addedum about the photo:
' Just discovered information about Wm. P & Jenny Franklin dugout house. Handwritten on back of the original by my Aunt Beulah :
"Will Franklin Wife Jennie Children Roy and Elmer a daughter Pearl was born later Taken on Their Claim -- dug out Home, 1/2 mile west of New Kirk* Okla. year unknown except it was when they made the run from Arkansas City into Okla -- Opening of the strip Will Franklin was papas oldest brother" '
William FRANKLIN was the Brother-in-law of Catherine Elizabeth "Cass" NIMROD
*Note: Newkirk is in Kay county in Northern Okla., just south of Arkansas city, Kansas, where the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run commenced. Contestants camped out along the river at Ark. City, to await the signal. It was the last "race" for Oklahoma lands.
Other Historical photos of the 1893 OK. Land Run...soon to be added.
The hinges are of leather and the windows have no glass
While the board roof lets the howling bizzard in
And I hear the hungry coyote as he slinks up through the grass
Round the little old sod shanty on my claim
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