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API customers can continue to use the service, but the API is now deprecated and may be turned off without notice at some future date. I will do my best to communicate directly with each API customer in the coming weeks to ease your transition to another service. The city is located in Tornado Alley and is subject to frequent and severe tornadoes and hailstorms. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area is one of the most tornado-prone major cities in the world.
As of the census of , there were 81, people residing in the city. There were 33, housing units in the city. Most residents self-identified as white. A small portion self-identified as Hispanic or Latino. The population was The median age of residents was The Santa Fe rail line in Oklahoma Territory established a water and coaling station for steam engines at this location when the Santa Fe Railroad built into Indian Territory in Though most of the remnants of the old railroad infrastructure are gone, the Santa Fe, now BNSF , freight line still runs through the same course.
The town of Edmond sprang up overnight during the great Oklahoma land run on April 22, , when homesteads were staked around the Santa Fe station. The first public schoolhouse in Oklahoma Territory, completed in August , is in Edmond. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the first church opened after the land run,  was located on the southwest corner of East First and South Boulevard. The congregation still exists, although not in its original building or location. In December , the territorial legislature established three universities: The Edmond Sun , established by Milton W.
Edmond was the site of the post office massacre on August 20, , in which 14 people were killed and six wounded by Patrick Sherrill , an ex-postman who then committed suicide.
This event was the deadliest killing in a string of postal employee murder—suicides throughout the U. S that are the inspiration for the American slang term, " going postal ". Post Office in downtown Edmond. Edmond is the home town of Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller , America's most decorated Olympic gymnast. She won five medals 2 silver, 3 bronze in the Summer Olympics and 2 gold medals at the Summer Olympics.
The city was the subject of a U. Supreme Court [ citation needed ] case in which a Christian cross was depicted on the city seal, raising issues concerning the Establishment Clause of the U. In May , the Supreme Court let stand a Federal Appeals Court ruling ordering the city to remove the cross from the seal. In determining his ranking, Greenberg cited the city's day LibertyFest event, which includes the state's largest parade, as well as fireworks, a beauty pageant, kite festival, and rodeo. The supermarket chain Homeland is based in Edmond. The University of Central Oklahoma , one of the fastest growing in the state, is a major employer.
According to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:. There are many parks in Edmond: The city of Edmond is making efforts to promote public art with murals, stained glass and steel sculptures.
On a portion of Main Street, statuary lines nearly every corner. Daisey , believed to be the first woman laying claim on Oklahoma land in the first land run. The 18 foot tall, 15 foot wide sculpture is located on Second Street at the entrance of the University of Central Oklahoma. Rugby union is a developing sport in Edmond as well as in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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