Leaping into history, Kentucky Daisey Monument Edmond, Oklahoma

Leaping Into History - Kentucky Daisey

Leaping Into History
Nannita R.H. "Kentucky" Daisey gained fame during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 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 into the land office in Gutherie, 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.

This red granite monument was made to give the appearance of a train. It is located in downtown Edmond, OK, 1 block west of the intersection of Broadway and 2nd St, on the North side of the street. It is in an area known as the Edmond Festival Market Place, so it is difficult to see while driving down the street. Turn on Oschner Dr to get to the monument. Willis Granite is proud to have been chosen to create this monument to help commemorate Oklahoma history as part of the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007.

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