Legendary Locals of Edmond

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Edmond was settled in 1889 when pioneers claimed the land during the first Oklahoma land run. Located in the heart of America, Edmond is an ever-growing city with more than 80,000 residents. It is found just north of Oklahoma City on historic Route 66. Through the first 125 years, a diverse and interesting batch of people have made Edmond their home. From early leaders such as Milton "Kicking Bird" Reynolds, founding editor of the Edmond Sun, and Anton Classen, a civic leader and businessman, to present-day business leaders, celebrities, and sports stars, Edmond has had a wealth of remarkable characters. Doctors, ministers, beauty queens, lawmen, firefighters, a former governor, and many other everyday citizens have made Edmond the town it is today. Former mayor Saundra Naifeh once said, "Edmond has always been held to a high standard by the people and businesses who call it home." Residents are proud of its heritage and small-town character and values.
ISBN: 9781467101233
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Randall Fisk is a retired newspaper editor, writer, and photographer and has lived in Edmond since 1986. He used his own photographs along with images from the University of Central Oklahoma Library's archives, the Oklahoman, Edmond Historical Society's photograph collection, Edmond Life and Leisure, and those collected from many individuals to tell stories of Edmond's legendary locals.
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