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Guymon, the "Queen City" of the Oklahoma Panhandle, has long been the linchpin of Panhandle commerce, education, and entertainment. As a community of over 12,000 residents, it has seen growth—especially in the past two decades—mainly because of a rise in its immigrant population. With a median family income of $46,000, a low unemployment rate, and nearly 900 businesses, many see it as a thriving and prosperous town. Above all, Guymon knows its past and revels in its history of pioneers who settled the area in the late 1880s amid dugouts and cattle ranches and the railroad. Frontier heritage is clearly reflected in Guymon's spirit of independence, friendliness, and irrepressibility. Guymon, a town older than the state of Oklahoma, is proud of its tenacity and will continue to be the mainstay of the Panhandle for years to come.
ISBN: 9781467111812
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 189
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sara Jane Richter, PhD, has lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle since 1985 and in Guymon since 2006. When she bought a home there, she decided that maybe she had best put down some roots. Richter is glad that she did, for Guymon is a welcoming and great place to live. She serves as the dean of the School of Liberal Arts and professor of English at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.