[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0164]

Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THIS DRAG RACER WAS DESTROYED AFTER GRADEN MILLER JUMPED, CRITICALLY BURNED. Tragedy marked the opening day of the national drag races Friday at the state fairgrounds. Graden Miller, 24-year-old Oklahoma City entrant, was critically injured when his car caught fire during a tune-up run down the quarter-mile track. Some 3,500 spectators witnessed the accident. Miller, of 901 NW 19, was taken to Mercy hospital, where a physician said he received first and second degree burns on his face arms and backs and legs. He was moved to surgery for treatment soon after arriving at the hospital. Miller's car apparently caught fire when the clutch and bell housing exploded as he attained a speed of about 100 miles an hour on the track."

Creator(s): Winford, Wesley
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: August 30, 1957
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 8
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
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Date(s):
  • Creation: August 30, 1957
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Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
August 30, 1957
Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THIS DRAG RACER WAS DESTROYED AFTER GRADEN MILLER JUMPED, CRITICALLY BURNED. Tragedy marked the opening day of the national drag races Friday at the state fairgrounds. Graden Miller, 24-year-old Oklahoma City entrant, was critically injured when his car caught fire during a tune-up run down the quarter-mile track. Some 3,500 spectators witnessed the accident. Miller, of 901 NW 19, was taken to Mercy hospital, where a physician said he received first and second degree burns on his face arms and backs and legs. He was moved to surgery for treatment soon after arriving at the hospital. Miller's car apparently caught fire when the clutch and bell housing exploded as he attained a speed of about 100 miles an hour on the track."

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PublishDate: 8-30-1957

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Credit: Oklahoma City Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | City 1957 | Oklahoma City Times photographs
Source: "This Drag Racer Was Destroyed After Graden Miller Jumped, Critically Burned", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 08-30-1957
Added Title: This Drag Racer Was Destroyed After Graden Miller Jumped, Critically Burned
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0164
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc201117
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image