The Spirit of the '89ers - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 40.140 W 097° 28.770
14S E 637614 N 3948301
Quick Description: Historical marker in Gracelawn Cemetery
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:04:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Q8X
This is a double-sided historical marker at Gracelawn Cemetery. The other side tells the historical contributions of Milton "Kickingbird" Reynolds. This side of the marker has some great quotes!
Text on marker:
Oklahoma Unassigned Lands
Opened by run April 22, 1889
The struggle for possession of Oklahoma has been long and arduous. From this great conquest an ideal state will spring and a type of the best civilization of the age will finally be found.
M.W. Reynolds, Spring of 1889
This city will be what the people will it to be.
Edmond Sun first edition, July 18, 1889
By the townsite legislation we are going to have the city will have a large surplus of lots to be used for the public good. One of the things that ought to be done at once is to lay out a park, courthouse grounds and a state normal school or university grounds. Just now is the time to do it. The foundations of a Godly city are to be laid. Not ten years from now, nor one year, but now.
Edmond Sun, December 19, 1889
Our lot is cast in a Goodly land and there is no land fairer than the land of the Fair God.
M.W. Reynolds, Edmond Sun, July 24, 1890
Edmond, OK USA
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Date Erected: 1993
Sponsor (Who put it there): Oklahoma Historical Society, Edmond Historical Society, and the Edmond Evening Sun
Web site if available: Not listed
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2 - New Photo required.
3 - Give some new insight to the marker/site.