Virgil Varner : The Black Smith shoeing a house in the barn at the Armstrong Academy , late 1800's .Joseph Evans : great grand father of Virgil over seeing progress. Photo provided by Shirley Kelly great, great, great grad daughter of Oklahoma City
The Armstrong Academy had second US Post Office in IndianTerritory by the same name from November 19th, 1850 to August 27th, 1869. Another post office know as the Armstrong Post Office was opened from April 26th, 1882 to October 30th, 1883. A third Post Office was opened on the sight from April 22nd, 1898 to March 15th, 1920, called the Academy Post Office.
Ref: Oklahoma Place Names by
George H. Shirk