|William McKinley and Garret Hobart|
Hobart is a great example of a "land run" town. The townsite started the day the Kiowa-Commanche-Apache Land Run opened on August 6, 1901, when the population went from zero to more than 2,500 people in a single day. It had the nickname "Ragtown" for a while since all of these people lived in tents until they could build more permanent housing.
|Courtesy: E Taylor @rebelcherokee.labdiva.com|
There is an interesting short movie posted by M. Pfenning here: movie which shows the beautiful view of the nearby Wichita Mountains and the farmland around Hobart, Oklahoma.