Pioneers line up on the border of the Oklahoma territory, and CBS reporters are on hand to share the exciting moments on the scene of land hungry homesteaders. Soldiers enforce the rules to keep the Boomers behind the starting line with a force of around 2000. Besides making the land rush by wagon, or horseback, some settlers look to stake their claim by train.
The man at the land office seems unaffected by the wild, festive atmosphere, and his rapid fire, detailed description of his stance in the matter spews forth more information than the CBS reporter reckoned on getting. The crowds become louder as the minutes tick down, and worries grow over folks who might be jumping the gun to cdlaim parcels of the indian territory. What about the indians? Hasn’t anybody taken into consideration about their lands that will be taken away? Only to feel a self righteous claim on it, backed by laws from the government.
Settlers are interviewed to tell of the hardships they’re leaving behind, and the hopes they have on the new land. Some of their strategies are shared to tell how they’ll move as quickly as possible to grab as much land as they can. How do they plan to get lumber and supplies to build their homes? Businessmen, and land companies make up those on the trains that stand by to make the race for land.
Does everybody think the land rush is the grand promise that it has been made to sound? At least one cattleman claims otherwise. Tensions rise, guns fire at the countdown, and the end of an era passes into history.