Relive the Land Run at Edmond Library


Lt. Samuel E. Adair of the Fifth Cavalry may have been the most stared-at man in the history of Oklahoma.  Everybody who waited expectantly on the legal side of the line on April 22, 1889 had an eye on him to see what he’d do to announce the arrival of noon.  When the moment came, The New York Times reported, “Suddenly, he is seen to motion to the soldier near him, and the next moment the cheerful strains of the recall are sounded.”

You can experience the color and excitement of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 when the Edmond Library presents “Oklahoma History: The Land Run” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:000p.m.  Part of the Metropolitan Library System, the Edmond Library is located at 10 S. Boulevard.

“Karole Stout, who is an artist and teacher, will be here to bring the story to life,” said Edmond librarian Mary Ann Johnson.  “Karole uses painted murals, life-sized figures, antiques and artifacts to introduce listeners to the people who made the run and their reasons for doing it.“

The program is designed for school-aged children and older.  It’s free and the public is invited.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at