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|From 1860 to 1896 Greer County was part of Texas. On March 16, 1896, a U.S. Supreme Court decision made Old Greer County part of Oklahoma Territory. In the 1860s and 1870s the Kiowa and Comanche used the area as a hunting ground. In the 1880s the Day Land and Cattle Company of Texas established a large ranching presence in the area of Greer County. Jim Haney, Ed Handy, John Powers, and Mat Murphy had a herd of approximately fifteen to twenty thousand head on open range in western Greer County in the early 1880s. W. S. Ikard and E. B. Harrold established the Ikard and Harrold Ranch, with their headquarters near present Granite. They had between sixty and seventy thousand cattle. Representative of a small rancher, David C. Jester built a two-room, frame ranch house circa 1890 on his land in northwestern Greer County. He had three hundred cattle on five sections of land. The former community of Jester was named in his honor.||
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