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Guymon, OK

Guymon, OK

  • 105 Miles north of Amarillo

  • Optima National Wildlife Refuge and Optima Lake lie roughly 16 miles to the east along the North Canadian River

  • Sits at an elevation of 3,126 feet

  • Named after Edward T. Guymon, "E.T", purchased the land where Guymon is at in the 1890's.

  • After 1901, the area grew very rapidly, after the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway began to pass through it.

  • Guymon incorporated in 1901.

  • The town was first named Sanford and was later renamed to Guymon by railroad officials to avoid confusion with Stratford.

  • Chamber Of Commerce

    • Mission

      • "To develop, promote, and support business, leadership, economy, and quality of life in Guymon". 

  • Schools:

    • 8 elementary schools

    • 1 Jr. High

    • 1 High School

      • Mascot is the Tiger

  • Trade center for:

    • Wheat

    • Corn

    • Milo

    • Livestock

    • Dairy

  • U.S. Soil conservation site is near Guymon

  • Manufacturers include:

    • Agricultural tools

    • Pressure tanks

    • Printing

    • Formula Seeds

  • Largest Employer:

    • Pork processing plant

    • 2,300 employees,

      • 20% of the town's population

  • Media

    • 2 radio stations

      • KGNY AM 1210 - News, News and Sports

      • KKBS The Boss 92.7

    • 1 Newspaper

      • Guymon Daily Herald Newspaper

        • Since 1891

  • Famous People:

    • Martin King

      • Guitarist for Hinder

    • Michael D. Brown

      • Former FEMA director

  • Local celebrations:

    • Guymon Fiesta - September

    • Pioneer Days - May

      • 5th largest outdoor rodeo

      • 10 largest rodeo in prize money

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