BASEMENT BOX 67.0309

Description:

Photograph taken at night of people standing near structural fire. Caption: "Champlin refinery's specialty equipped fire fighters battle the blaze which broke out in the company's oil processing plant at Enid early Friday. An explosion in one of the processing tanks was blamed. Damage was estimated by a company official at $650,000. They had it in check by 10 AM although it was still burning and there was plenty of smoke. Two hours later the fire was out. Note the work man who has lost interest in the fire. E. H. Slater, Champlin vice president, said rebuilding would start as soon as ashes cooled."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Garfield County - Enid
Creation Date: March 12, 1948
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 12
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 12, 1948
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Garfield County - Enid
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
March 12, 1948
Description:

Photograph taken at night of people standing near structural fire. Caption: "Champlin refinery's specialty equipped fire fighters battle the blaze which broke out in the company's oil processing plant at Enid early Friday. An explosion in one of the processing tanks was blamed. Damage was estimated by a company official at $650,000. They had it in check by 10 AM although it was still burning and there was plenty of smoke. Two hours later the fire was out. Note the work man who has lost interest in the fire. E. H. Slater, Champlin vice president, said rebuilding would start as soon as ashes cooled."

Note:

PublishDate: O-03-13-48

Note:

Credit: The Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Keyword(s): fires | Enid, Oklahoma | 1948-03-12 | The Oklahoman photographs | Garfield County, Oklahoma
Source: The Oklahoman; March 13, 1948
Added Title: Fires Sweep Refinery
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BASEMENT BOX 67.0309
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc201142
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image