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June 1, 2023

Contact: Shea J. Otley
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4485

Kiowa County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award

OKLAHOMA CITY — Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Ozan announced that an Oklahoma Centennial Farm award has been presented to the owners of a Kiowa County farm.

Members of the Coakley Family (Toni Coakley, Tammy McCollom, Jon David Coakley, Jeff Coakley, Jim Coakley, Lynda Coakley, Renee’ Noce’, Meagan Taylor and Kristi Fry) own the Coakley Family Farms located in the vicinity of Hobart. The family has grown wheat, cotton and grass on the land since ancestor Rebecca Coakley settled the land in 1906.

To qualify for a Centennial Farm or Ranch Award, a property must be occupied by a family member for at least 100 years and currently be operated or occupied by a family member or leased out by a family member. The property must include a minimum of 40 acres and gross annual sales of at least $1,000. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have sponsored the Centennial Farm & Ranch Awards for 34 years, in which time 70 awards have been given in Kiowa County.

For further information about the Centennial Farm & Ranch Program, contact Shea J. Otley at 405-522-4485 or shea.otley@history.ok.gov.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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