Harlow Park is named for Victor Emmanuel Harlow who once owned this property.
Born in Missouri in 1876, Harlow was a child prodigy who learned so rapidly that he could read at age 2 and he became a college professor at the age of 20 and a college president at 22. In 1903, Harlow moved to Oklahoma to make a fresh start, first to the Enid area and then to Oklahoma City in 1907.
As a newspaper and magazine publisher, Harlow was a great communicator who made his reputation by writing political speeches and managing campaigns. He was also a key player in the success of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce whose legendary director, Stanley Draper, said of Harlow, “He is more responsible than any other one man for our policy of planning ahead, setting definite goals and working toward them.”