A Coaling and Watering Station WATERING STOP FOR PASSING TRAINS From Left: Edmond’s Water Well, The Pump House and Water Tank on Stilts with a standpipe for watering passing trains. In the foreground, the small marker in the ground, in between the tracks is the actual “Mile Marker 103,” which indicated the number of miles
Scout Day Thank you everyone who attended Scout Day in 2015. Next year’s event will be held on October 3rd. Registration will open in the spring. Refund Policy: All refunds from online payments will be provided within 30 days of processing. There will be no refunds for events or programming within 2 week or
Edmond Beginnings By nightfall on April 22, 1889, Edmond was born. Tents were erected for homes and businesses, and soon were replaced with wooden structures. As expected, the business district flourished around the railroad. The main business district was from the railroad tracks to Broadway, and between First and Second Street. Early settlers called Second
Unassigned Lands The distinctive T-shape outlined in the center of this map in red indicates the area of the “Unassigned Lands” Department of Interior General Land Office Map, Drawn by Civil Engineer George Mayo, 1887. Indian territory: compiled from the official records of the records of the General Land Office and other sources under supervision
Annual Appeal Thank you to all who gave for our Annual Appeal 2015 Campaign. With your help we raised $6,515 for this year! If you missed out, please check back next year for how you can contribute.
Hear Them Ring Christmas bells, state bells, and bells from around the world were featured in this extensive local collection on view at EHS&M, December 2 – 20th. Children were given an opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience with the bells.
Edmond Armory History Step through the front door of the Edmond Historical Society & Museum and immediately enter our community’s history. This building was constructed in 1936, built as the Armory of the 179th Infantry, 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. This historic, native sandstone building was built by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.).
First Schoolmarm in Oklahoma Territory Ollie McCormick was the first Schoolmarm of the Oklahoma Territory. She taught the first class in the 1889 Territorial one-room Schoolhouse in Edmond on September 16, 1889 At the beginning of the term she taught 19 students, and by its close, there were a total of 37 pupils.
Reconstruction Treaties The Reconstruction Treaties of 1866 began to pave the way for the creation of new towns in the Cross Timbers region of the United States before the end of the 19th century. As a punishment for siding with the Confederate cause of the Civil War, the Five Civilized Tribes were stripped of their
City Services 1905 Mayor Jesse S. Ringer and wife Isa Ringer Jesse Ringer served one term as Edmond’s Mayor from 1905-1906. He was tragically killed by a fast freight train hitting Ringer and Real Estate partner William Nave’s automobile in December of 1917. A structured local government is vital for any town. This government maintains