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J.A. Blankenburg Collection

J.A. Blankenburg Collection
Creator: J.A. Blankenburg
Dates: 1903, n.d.
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession: H.153


Featured in this collection are two photographs of the Harrington family at their homestead in Oklahoma during the early 1900s, in addition to a Kingfisher, Oklahoma land office certificate signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, granting a specified plot of land to Andrew J. Harrington and his family.


No biographical information concerning J.A. Blankenburg or Andrew J. Harrington accompanied the collection. For more information about the Land Run, visit the virtual exhibit Rushes to Statehood: The Oklahoma Land Runs.

Scope & Content Note

This collection contains two 5 x 7 inch mounted photographs of the Andrew J. Harrington homestead of the early 1900s west of the Indian Meridian in Oklahoma. There is also a land office certificate signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, an appointment of James Canary as Deputy Sheriff and Jailer in Blaine County, and various news clippings. There is a panoramic mailing card photograph of Clinton, Oklahoma, although it is folded into fourths and heavily creased.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Harrington, Andrew J.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Subject Headings:
Frontier and pioneer life
Land Rush
Land Office

Processing Information

The J.A. Blankenburg Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1968 by J.A. Blankenburg.

This is a small collection.

Preferred Citation

J.A. Blankenburg Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List

J.A. Blankenburg Collection

Box Folder Folder title/Description
1 1 Homestead certificate of the Register at the Land Office at Kingfisher, Oklahoma, for Andrew Harrington, July 1, 1903
1 1 Pension information request from the Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior, n.d.
1 1 National Tribune, supplement insert page 9-10, October 27, 1887
1 1 Document appointing James Canary to Jailor in Watonga, Oklahoma Territory, May 22, 1894
1 2 Panoramic mailing card of Clinton, Oklahoma, n.d. [1]
1 2 Andrew J. Harrington family on their homestead in Oklahoma, c1903
1 2 Andrew J. Harrington homestead, c1903

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