Here is an item from The Daily Oklahoman, July 27, 1918:
The picturesque color of pioneer days has not entirely vanished from
Oklahoma City streets. Yesterday a typical prairie schooner, reminiscent of ’89 days, traveled up Broadway. Under the big wagon with its canvas top, two dogs ran. Behind came a string of horses. In the wagon a woman with a baby in her arms sat gazing at the tall buildings.
Some Indians, garbed in their tribal costumes, wearing mocasins and liberally ornamented with beads, bracelets and tatoo marks looked at the schooner and smiled. It was a link that connected the city of today with the frontier days of the past.
But Oklahoma Cityans hurried on, unmindful of schooner or Indians. Tonight they can go to the movies and see schooners and Indians, so they should worry about the picturesque color of Oklahoma City. That is for effete easterners to rave about.
We hope that Oklahomans have not become so blasé as to forego the sights and opportunities available all around us in our great state.