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Edmond,city (1990 pop. 52,315), Oklahoma co., central Okla.; settled 1889. It is a trading center with a huge oil field and small industries that manufacture concrete, petroleum products, and other goods. The city's population nearly tripled from 1970 to 1990. The Univ. of Central Oklahoma is in Edmond. South of the city in Memorial Park is the grave of Wiley PostPost, Wiley,
1899–1935, American aviator, b. Grand Plain, Tex. He won fame in 1931 when he and Harold Gatty flew around the northern part of the earth in 8 days 15 hr 51 min. In 1933 he made a second flight alone.
..... Click the link for more information. , who died with Will RogersRogers, Will
(William Penn Adair Rogers), 1879–1935, American humorist, b. Oolagah, Indian Territory (now in Oklahoma). In his youth he worked as a cowboy in Oklahoma, and after traveling over the world, he returned to the United States and worked in vaudeville as a cowboy
..... Click the link for more information. in a plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska, in 1935.