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Edmond in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Leaping Into History

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
1. Leaping Into History Marker
Inscription.  Nannita R.H. "Kentucky" Daisey gained fame during the Oklahoma Land Rush on April 22, 1889 when she literally leapt into history by jumping from the cowcatcher of a Boomer Train and marking her claim just North of Edmond with stakes and her petticoat. Catching the caboose for the ride to the land office in Guthrie, she became one of the first unaccompanied women in the territory to file for a land grant in her own name. As a political activist, journalist and teacher, she continued to enrich her fellow Oklahomans for the remainder of her life, typifying those who have served to make our state great.
 
Erected 2007 by Oklahoma Centennial and Edmond Parks Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1889.
 
Location. 35° 39.249′ N, 97° 28.966′ W. Marker is in Edmond, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on West 1st Street west of South Oschner Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 W 1st St, Edmond OK 73003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
2. Leaping Into History Marker
Lists the sponsors of the marker and sculpture
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this marker. Edmond Station, Indian Territory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmers Grain Company (about 500 feet away); Central State Normal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmond Public School 1889 (approx. ¼ mile away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. ¼ mile away); Central State College (approx. ¼ mile away); Classen's Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shannon Miller Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nannita Daisey on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Nanitta Daisey (Oklahoma Historical Society). (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
3. Kentucky Daisy (Edmond Historical Society). (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Leaping Into History statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
3. Leaping Into History statue
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
4. Leaping Into History Marker
Marker and sculpture are located in a parking lot for Edmond Farmers Market and Edmond Railyard food hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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