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
The Edmond Sun: Connecting Our Community 1889-2014 Milton “Kickingbird” Reynolds had a vision of a prosperous college town when he established his newspaper in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 18, 1889. He extolled the virtues of Edmond in The Edmond Sun and sent his paper far and wide to encourage others to come and settle here.
Clubs & Organizations Colonel Henry H. Moose served in the Civil War before settling in Edmond Every town has its share of various clubs and organizations. These clubs and organizations can be divided into several groups: business, flower and garden, social, fraternal and youth. One of the earliest clubs organized in Edmond was the Edmond
Edmond Firsts In 2011, new construction included the creation of a new entry wall where patrons can learn about Edmond at a glance. Study old pictures of the crowds that gathered when the Interurban trolleys came to town in 1911, find out when classes for the first Territorial Normal School were held and discover information
Transportation Early modes of transportation relied heavily on the railroad and the horse. The first Edmond streets graded were First and Second Street from the railroad tracks to Broadway, and Broadway from First to Second Street. An interesting business of the time was the James Taylor & Frank Dawson “Hotel de Hoss” livery stable.
School Exhibit Edmond has the distinction of having the first public schoolhouse in Oklahoma Territory. Completed in August 1889, the small frame building was located at the southwest corner of Second and Boulevard. Money was raised to pay Miss Ollie McCormick $75 a month for the winter term. Edmond has always had the reputation of
Edmond: A Town founded by the Railroad The Santa Fe Railroad laid tracks from the Red River to Arkansas City in 1887 going from Indian Territory on the South, through the Unassigned Lands and into Kansas, thus completing a railroad from Chicago to Galveston. A coal and water station was placed on the prairie to
30th Anniversary Exhibit Celebrating Edmond History – Thirty Years and Counting A game of Anagrams, a meat grinder and a Waterloo area seismic survey map from 1952, seemingly unrelated items that each represents a piece of the community of Edmond. Celebrating Edmond History – Thirty Years and Counting will feature the thirtieth artifact collected
Edmond Athletics Edmond Athletics Exhibit The citizens of Edmond have always enjoyed participating in a variety of sports and leisure activities. As Edmond developed the earliest activities included corn husking parties, quilting bees and barn raisings. These activities included work but involved socializing with neighbors and friends. The Great Outdoors has always lured humans out