Enid is located in the northern-central part of the state of Oklahoma and a city and seat of Garfield County and stands in the watering place along the Chisholm Trail and was reached by the Rock Island Railroad in 1889. The area where the present-day Enid stands were founded overnight as a tent city that is around the United States land office when the site along the Cherokee Strip was opened to the settlers in 1893. There were tents and shacks that right away gave way to the frame houses and the business establishments. TThe city then quickly became a commercial and cultural center in the northwestern part of Oklahoma. The area's principal economic industry included wheat, cattle, flour and grain milling, meat processing, and other industries.
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