To honor Margaret Manuel Larason, mother of Linda Edmondson (Attorney General Drew Edmondson’s wife), a collection of photographs from well-known Oklahoma Centennial photographer Mike Klemme were given to Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Mrs. Larason was a western Oklahoma reporter, history teacher, school librarian and penned several works of county and local history. She also wrote with her daughter, “Kate Barnard: The Story of a Woman Politician,” Chronicles of Oklahoma, 78 (Summer 2000), 160–81.
Quoted from the Alva Review-Courier:
“This gift of artwork is a truly wonderful addition to our new campus and is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Margaret Larason,” Janet Cunningham, university president, said. “We are grateful to all of the donors who chose to honor Mrs. Larason and Northwestern with these beautiful photographs.”
If you haven’t had a chance, you need to stop and view the pictorial work of Mike Klemme, “Celebrating Oklahoma! The Oklahoma Centennial Photographic Survey.” Also take a peek at the scumptious art work on his website. You can also find information for purchasing the book and his art.