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Indian Meridian monument in Langston, Oklahoma, to be restored

Langston University is raising money to restore the historic marker.
by Ken Raymond Published: September 30, 2012

Contributions in recent months, though, have added up to about $12,000.

“Brick selling has been slow,” Haney said. “We're trying to gather more momentum as people come out to see it.”

Bricks cost $75 apiece. Purchasers' names will be engraved at the site, allowing individuals, families and businesses to become a permanent part of the monument.

The effort is part of a larger program to celebrate Langston, one of the state's original all-black towns. The Center for Community Engagement already has helped establish a new softball park and a farmers market, Haney said.

Bricks may be purchased online at a secure website,

For more information on how to get involved, call 530-7536 or go to

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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