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World War II and Libertyfest

World War II As World War II began erupting across Europe in 1939, the nation faced changes that effected day-to-day activities. Many Edmond men and women participated in the war effort by […]

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1905 Mayor Jesse S. Ringer and wife Isa Ringer

City Services

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 […]

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Van's Bakery

Van’s Bakery

Van’s Bakery was a landmark in Edmond, Oklahoma for 44 years and was ranked in its day as one of the outstanding independent bakeries of Oklahoma. Many of Edmond’s citizens […]

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Broncho Theater

Broncho Theater and Hospital

The Broncho Theater By 1929, the age of the “talkies” arrived and older theaters had gone out of business in Edmond. A two-story building on the corner of Main and […]

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Royce Cafe

Royce Cafe

Royce and Neva Adamson opened the Royce Cafe in 1933. Located at Fourth and Broadway in Edmond, the building was made from native red sandstone. Customers enjoyed 24-hour service with […]

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Wide A Wake Cafe

Wide-Awake Cafe

Originally called the “Night & Day” in 1927 when it was first built, the Wide-A-Wake Cafe was open to Route 66 travelers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]

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Bradbury Station

Bradbury Corner

Everett Bradbury established Bradbury Station in 1923, located approximately at the southwest corner of the current intersection of Second and Interstate 35. This original site consisted of a one-acre plot […]

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1889 Territorial Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse is open to the public on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and by appointment at 405-715-1889. Representatives from the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust, owners of the schoolhouse, provide tours to […]

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Schools: What’s In a Name?

Are you curious about how your Edmond school got its name? ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Angie Debo Elementary School Angie Debo (January 30, 1890 – February 21, 1988) was an American historian […]

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Agricultural Life

At the time of the 1889 Land Run, Oklahoma consisted of a wilderness of prairie and forest lands that offered a new chance for American farmers. Edmond is located geographically near the […]

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