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Childers

A Letter From 1889

The following letter was written by Mrs. Elma Childers in May of 1889, to family just 19 days after the Land Run of April 22, 1889 establishing the town of […]

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Notable Niners

Hardy Cryer Anglea Hardy Cryer Anglea was one of the first to arrive in Edmond on April 22, 1889. His claim house was one of the first homes built in Edmond, […]

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Sod Barn

Soddies, Dug-Outs and Claim Houses

Sod Houses and Barns With limited natural resources, early settlers to Edmond built their homes from sod. A typical sod house was about fourteen feet by sixteen feet. About an […]

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I Was Lonesome, Awful Lonesome

The Run of 1889 is an interesting chapter in Oklahoma’s history, as it marked the beginning of settlement of the former Indian Territory. On the heels of the Run of […]

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Railroad Tracks

A Coaling And Water 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 […]

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Edmond Station & Deposits

First Train Order Office in Edmond, 1887 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 […]

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Right of Way Graves

The Right of Way Graves

September 17, 1886 Frank Mosier and Willie Davis were part of a crew of the Southern Kansas Railroad who were laying rail in September 1886 through the site of present […]

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Daisy

Kentucky Daisy

All the Makings of a Western Legend… Edmond is home to the tall tale of “Kentucky Daisy” … As the story is told…with her pistol tucked in her waistband, and stakes […]

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Burdick

Edmond’s Namesake

The town of Edmond, Oklahoma was named for Edmond Schuyler Burdick, a traveling freight agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Formerly designated “Mile Marker 103” by a party […]

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Railroad Tracks

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 […]

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