Downtown Shawnee, OK at the turn of the century Next
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1803 :: The Louisiana Purchase forges America's westward expansion.

1891 :: The legacy of the first century is one of change. Towns, farms and homesteads rose from forests, prairies, land runs and Indian territories. Among them was the settlement of Shawnee, OK. Founded along the banks of the Northern Canadian River, Shawnee was an ideal settling point on the route to the West.

1895 :: Booming railroad route enters and transforms the town of Shawnee into a bustling transport freight/cattle hub between the east and midwest territories.



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