GUTHRIE–On Nov. 16, 1907, thousands of citizens of the new state of Oklahoma gathered at the Carnegie Library to see the formation of the first state government. Newspapers reported then that there were so many people they were climbing the trees to see the scene.
Today isn’t much different, with thousands of people gathered around the library, ready to watch the re-enactment of the scene seen 100 years ago. That includes a ceremonial wedding between Miss Indian Territory and Mr. Oklahoma Territory and the inauguration of the first governor of Oklahoma, Charles Haskell.
- Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau