The Friendship History Group is a nonprofit entity composed of volunteers organized to document and preserve the history
of the Friendship Community. Its first project was the compilation of a comprehensive history entitled The Early Day Friendship
Area: Its Settlement and Communities.
More than 500 copies of such book have been sold. Copies also have been donated
to several schools, libraries, museums and historical organizations. Additionally, the book has been acquired by the Oklahoma
Library System and by The Church of Later-Day Saints for its Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
of the Friendship History Group include funding and installation of an Oklahoma Historical Marker for the Friendship Community
and Western Cattle Trail; web sites that contain historical information, old pictures, news and memorials; provision of the
historical information and map that appear on the Friendship School Monument; entries to be included in The Encyclopedia
of Oklahoma History and Culture
, which will be published by the Oklahoma Historical Society for the Oklahoma Centennial;
sponsorship of a Trail Marker for the Western Cattle Trail route through Oklahoma; a donation to the Oklahoma Historical Society
for exhibits in the new Oklahoma History Center; and a presentation on Early Southwestern Oklahoma History at the Museum of
the Western Prairie.
All proceeds from sales of The North Fork and The Early Day Friendship Area by the
Friendship History Group will be divided equally between the Altus Cemetery Centennial Project and the Navajoe Cemetery Fund.