Issue 23 and Volume 1895 16.

OKLAHOMA FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. CHOICE for a meeting place for the Oklahoma Territorial Firemen’s Association meeting couldn’t have been better. Guthrie is not only a pleasant city, but a marvel of enterprise and development. It is only a few years ago that the prairies for miles in either direction were merely the grazing place of unnumbered cattle, and only slightly further back the writer visited a famous Indian chief in his wigwam not far from where the city’s hum indicates the rush of business. It is phenomenal, but at the same time characteristic and representative of the wonderful energy which has developed an empire from a wilderness. Guthrie is only a more recent example of this unexampled and unapproached activity. Oklahoma firemen have imbibed the same powerful energy, and it isn’t so long ago that they were smashing running records down that way in a manner to…

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