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Robert E. Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham owns and operates a photo-engraving business in the town of Stillwater in his native Oklahoma. In his spare time he is a free-lance writer on the American past and a collector of historical photographs; he now owns more than ten thousand glass negatives. He is the author of Indian Territory: A Frontier Photographic Record by W. S. Prettyman , a pioneer Oklahoma photographer several of whose pictures accompany this article.

Articles by this Author

Land!, February 1966 | Vol. 17, No. 2
When the Oklahoma District was opened, boomers staked their claims. Sooners staked theirs sooner. Thousands of both were on hand, all with a single aim: