Angelo C. Scott
— The ‘89er Trail —
Journalist, Lawyer, Educator, Orator, and Author of Oklahoma City History
Arriving from Kansas on April 22, Angelo C. Scott, age 31 and his brother W.W. Scott started a newspaper, the Oklahoma Times, soon renamed the Journal, the first in Oklahoma City. When the first mass meeting took place on April 23, A.C. Scott found himself standing on a wagon as the moderator. He was soon chosen to serve on the Citizen's Committee of 14 to survey the townsite and the Committee of 5 to reconcile the Citizen's and Seminole surveys. His newspaper was a temperate voice of reason during the first year of chaotic debates.
Scott served on the Legislation and Education Committees of the first Board of Trade, helped start the First Presbyterian Church, the YMCA, the Men's Dinner Club, and many other early civic organizations. As a lawyer and publisher he was involved in many early business initiatives as well.
He would later serve in the territorial senate as president pro tem, and in 1899 was named President of Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University). His many writings about the early days of Oklahoma City have been an invaluable
This marker looks across Main Street at the location of Scott's law office.
Left: This history of the city was published in 1939. In the preface Angelo C. Scott says, "... an authentic story of Oklahoma City should be available not only to the readers of today but
also to those of the future."
Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society
Middle: Scott served as an English professor at Epworth University (now Oklahoma City University) and later served as chair of the English department until his retirement in 1931. © Heart of the Promised Land by Bob Blackburn. All rights reserved.
Right: Oklahoma A&M President Angelo C. Scott with students and faculty. © OSU Special Collections. All nights reserved
Erected 2018 by Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Wiggin Properties. (Marker Number 28.)
Location. 35° 28.054′ N, 97° 30.842′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Broadway Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Election of May 1, 1889 (a few steps from this marker); Settling the Conflicting Surveys (within shouting distance of this marker); The Citizens' Committee (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall by Forfeiture (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Summer of Political Unrest (about 500 feet away); The Building of Oklahoma City (about 500 feet away); The Land Run (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Land Run (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
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