Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush

Dreams to Dust:  A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush

By Dr. Sheldon Russell

University of Oklahoma Press

Selected as an Official Centennial Project, Oklahoma Centennial

Winner, 2006 Langum Prize for Excellence in American Historical Fiction

As seen through the eyes of Creed McReynolds, a young half-breed returning to the Oklahoma Territory in the late 1800s to make his fortune as an educated man – an attorney, no less – Dreams to Dust tells of the boom and bust of the city of Guthrie, fuelled by greed and ambition.  When all is done, as the author says, “Creed rides into the prairie to regain the truth in his life, if he can, to find the woman he loves, if she’s still there, and the empty buildings of Guthrie Station stand empty and deserted behind him, frozen in time, a town born in a day, a town which dies as it’s born.”

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