Jennifer Plett and her husband Perry live just north of Okeene on land her great grandfather, J.A. Hendricks, homesteaded after the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. Their home is filled with memorabilia from her family’s time on the farm. She and Perry moved into the house in 1980 and raised their children in the shade of trees her family planted years prior. Their house is surrounded by green and golden wheat fields and even includes a well from the original homestead.
This is the third family I photographed for the Oklahoma Today story about homesteaders, written by Nathan Gunter.