STAN HOIG (1924-2009) has written more than a dozen published books on Western history subjects. His many awards include the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for Best Non-fiction Book. He is professor emeritus after teaching journalism for 23 years at the University of Central Oklahoma. Recognized as an authority on the history of Edmond, he was inducted into the Edmond Hall of Fame in 1989. His versatility is evident in a musical pageant, Oklahoma U.S.A., which he wrote.