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Perry, Oklahoma was born of the 1893 land run, which opened the Cherokee Strip for settlement. At noon on September 16, 1893, the sound of a pistol signaled the beginning of the great race to stake a claim and take title to 160 acres of virgin land. The town of Perry sprang up in a single day with 40,000 residents of the tent city by nightfall.
These determined settlers created a community on the plains that still thrives today. Immerse yourself in the exciting history of the land run at the Cherokee Strip Museum & Rose Hill School in Perry, or brush up on local wrestling legends with a trip to the Perry Wrestling Monument Park. Be sure to stick around to enjoy the local flavor at family-owned restaurants with a long history of satisfied diners, or spend the day relaxing at Perry Lake.