Guthrie was born on April 22, 1889. That was the day of the great Land Run
to claim the unassigned lands of the Oklahoma Territory. It was designed to be
the capital of the Territory, and later as capital of the state of Oklahoma. In 1910
however, the thriving young town with well over 10,000 people was a victim of
people was a victim of politics. The state seal was removed and transported
south to Oklahoma City which has remained the Capital of the State, while
Guthrie, overnight, became a sleepy country town.
Today, Guthrie stands as a monument to the extraordinary architecture and
artistic vision that was a part of it's original plan to be the capital. Residential
and commercial zoning exist side by side in the Historic District and the
city is a prime destination for tourists from all over the world on any given
day. The quaint streets once again bustle with activity and commerce.
Guthrie has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations over
the years. It is listed as the largest contiguous Historic District on the
National Register of Historic Places, was designated as one of the National
Trust's Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2004 and is A National Historic
Landmark. Several notable movies have been shot in the Historic District
and Guthrie has been featured on many TV
programs and in numerous magazine and
newspaper articles focusing on
notable historic towns.
|The Carnegie Library and Oklahoma
Oklahoma Avenue in the '89er Day Celebration parade.
The Gaffney Building
311 AIRPORT ROAD
GUTHRIE OK, 73044
PO BOX: 1512
GUTHRIE. OK 73044
or Call: 711