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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 748 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NORMAN, a city and township (coextensive) and the county-seat of Cleveland county, Oklahoma, U.S.A., about 2 M. N. of the Canadian river, and 18 m. S. by E. of Oklahoma City. Pop. (189o) 787; (1900) 2225; (1910) 3724. It is served by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway. It is the seat of the university of Oklahoma (chartered, 1892; opened 1894; coeducational), which includes a college of arts and sciences, schools of applied science,medicine, pharmacy, mines and fine arts, and a preparatory school, and in 1908 had 56 instructors and 790 students. The Oklahoma Insane Asylum is in the city. Cotton-seed oil, flour and ice are manufactured, and the neighbouring region produces much cotton, Indian corn, oats, alfalfa and wheat. Hogs, cattle and sheep are raised. The first settlement here was made in 1889, and Norman was chartered as a city in 1902.
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