Sunday, November 25, 2012

last stop - guthrie, oklahoma

Our final stop was in guthrie. i loved the old charm of this city.

guthrie was born on the april 22, 1889 land run -
it became a city of 10,000 people in a single day.
when oklahoma was declared a state in 1907, 
guthrie was the first capital until 1913 at which time
oklahoma city was chosen as the new capital. 

the city still retains its style and architectural integrity-
built of brick and oklahoma's beautiful native sandstone.
it stands today as a national historic landmark with dozens of
beautifully restored buildings, perfect examples
 of late 19th and early 20th century examples.

1 comment:

  1. I like the name Guthrie. I think they should have left it as the Capitol name. Darling little town!