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Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
September 17, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-Oklahoma Land Rush 1893

“Section 18, Township 17, North of Range 18, West of the Indian Meridian, Oklahoma.” So reads the land description of Homestead Certificate No. 9951. My great-grandfather, Ira Zeek, was granted this piece of land by the United States of American and it was made official, after great-grandpa proved it up, on the third day of February 1908, by President Theodore Roosevelt whose signature appears on the certificate.

In 1893 the U.S. g...

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