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"Marrying Tree" stump and new growth.

Caption: "Marrying Tree" stump and new growth.
Additional Description: The "Marrying Tree", across the road from the marker, was used as a visual marker for both the Cherokee Strip land run of 1893 and the Land Run of 1889.

The story behind this tree revolves around an Oklahoma law that said if you received a marriage license in a particular county you had to get married in that same county. Back in the day people would get on a train from Kingfisher or Hennessey and they would go to Enid to shop. After a day of shopping they would go down to the courthouse to get a marriage license. Then they would travel back to the site of this tree, meet their family and friends and get married under the umbrella of the tree.
Submitted: January 18, 2011.
Database Locator Identification Number: p142780
File Size: 0.015 Megabytes

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