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April 12, 2014

Historical Society book sale planned

NORMAN — This April is not only the 125th celebration of the 1889 Land Run but also the 115th Founding Day of the Moore-Lindsay Historical House, which was built in 1899.

On April 22, 1889, the Federal government opened for settlement the unassigned lands in central Oklahoma. Entrepreneurs, cattlemen and farmers, all seeking new opportunities, anxiously staked their claim to town lots and 160-acre homesteads. From their tents on Norman’s Main Street, businessmen started to sell their wares. Tents soon gave way to wooden shacks, and finally, two story brick buildings.

By the beginning of the 20th century, Norman was a bustling frontier town that quickly matured into a trade center, a county seat and home to a university. In the 1940s, Norman became the home of the Naval Air Technical Training Center, a naval base constructed to train navy pilots and ground support crews for WWII.

This history comes to life in the book “Images of America: Norman, 1889-1949,” which is filled with photographs from the Cleveland County Historical Society archives. Authors Suzanne H. Schrems, Ph.D., and Lt. Col. Vernon R. Maddux, USMC, retired, are residents of Norman and board members of the Cleveland County Historical Society. Both are adjunct professors of history and authors of books on Oklahoma and the American West. Proceeds from this book will go directly to the Cleveland County Historical Society, and its support of Norman’s Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum.

For information on purchasing the book, contact the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum. The Historical House is at 508 N. Peters Ave. and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. To contact the Museum, call 321-0156 or visit normanmuseum.org. 

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