Not Caddo news, but I thought this was interesting.
The Dallas Morning News
March 12, 1906
Reunion of Aged Horses
Plans Underway for Gathering of Old Settlers and Steeds
Guthrie, Ok. March 11- Persons from all parts of Oklahoma are going to Guthrie on April 22 of this year to participate in the most unique reunion on record. On that day seventeen years ago “old” Oklahoma was opened for settlement. The homeseekers made the run on horses and in wagons, the swiftest horse and fastest team getting the most desirable quarter-sections for their owners. The Guthrie reunion this spring will be one of the old settlers who yet have in their possession the horse or horses with which they made the run in 1889 and secured a home.
The ideas for such a celebration originated with Lon Muxlow, who himself made the run in 1889. Plans are as yet necessarily in embryo, but when carried out will bring about a memorable day in the history of Oklahoma. It is Muxlow’s plan to have a general day of sports, barbecue and horse races, the main race to be by settlers with the horses they used when coming into Oklahoma.
Ex-Sheriff Sam Combs of Kiowa County still has in his possession an old sorrel horse on which he made the run, and Combs is only one of many who will go to Guthrie to participate in the celebration. Many a farmer throughout the Territory has the old horse who won him a home, pensioned and enjoying only the sunshine. No money could buy one of these, for they were the basis for the prosperity enjoyed by the farmer today.