Historical July 4th poster on display in OKC

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A poster promoting the first July 4th celebration in Oklahoma City after the 1889 Land Run is among the items on display at a new exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.

The poster was among the hundreds of objects and documents discovered when a time capsule from 1913 was opened last year. An organizer of the celebration had donated the full-color poster to the time capsule.

Research by the Oklahoma Historical Society shows that the 1889 celebration was designed to bring 20,000 people to town.

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