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101 Ranch Train Cars

101 Ranch Train Cars

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several passenger train cars with "Miller Brothers Ranch" printed at the top, and "101 Ranch Real Wild West" in large print under the windows.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
19303.77.97.307.308.  Tom Mix's Horse Tony

19303.77.97.307.308. Tom Mix's Horse Tony

Date: 1917/1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Tom Mix's horse Tony next to a horse trailer/truck that reads "Tom Mix Tony Wm. Fox Studios." From the Tom Mix Collection 2012.012
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0001]

Date: April 26, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Wreckage of small plane. Daylight photo. Tail number NC 78483. Caption: "Wreck of the Piper Cruiser flown by Charles Sherman Vanderveer, Perry, was found at 11 AM Sunday near Agra in Lincoln County after an all-night search. Above is part of the plane. Wreckage was scattered more than 200 yards."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0002]

Date: November 1, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Light aircraft wreckage in culvert. Daylight photo. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Death Plane- Clarence A. Baggett's plane ended a heap of rubble and Baggett was killed when this plane went into a spin and crashed. Baggett, 27, of Enid, was flying the plane owned by the Aero club Saturday when the crash occurred just north of Woodring field. Witnesses said the plane went into the spin after making a loop. Baggett was alone."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
[2012.201.B0051.0003]

[2012.201.B0051.0003]

Date: November 2, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Two young boys examine the tail of a wrecked airplane where two men where killed while adults can be seen in the background. The wreckage was found near Temple, Oklahoma in a field and crashed while the men were searching for the plan of R.G. Rapp and three others. Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Rescue flight Fatal For Sooner Pair- Two unidentified boys, above, examine tail structure of a B-26 plane which crashed Monday in flames near Temple, Okla., after its two occupants plummeted to death when their parachutes failed to open. Victims were Lt. James H. Salmon, 26, pilot, a student at the University of Oklahoma, and Lt. Philip J. Clinton, 24, 411 W Park, Also a pilot, who was acting as observer on a mercy flight. They were aiding the search for the Rapp plane, which crashed last Thursday, killing R.G. Rapp, president of the Denver Producing Co. and three others near Matador, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0005]

Date: December 23, 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Close-up daylight photograph of plane wreckage in a wheat field near McKinney, Texas which crashed during heavy fog and taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Tulsan's Plane Wrecked- Wreckage of a light plane lies in a wheat field near McKinney, Texas, where it was found Thursday by two boys hunting rabbits. The plane apparently crashed Monday during a heavy fog. Those killed were H.J. Happel, president of the Happel Construction Co; C.W. Healey, an engineer, and W.J. Crawley, the pilot. The three Tulsans left Monday for a flight to Dallas, Texas, and had been hunted since they were reported missing in the fog. The wreckage was found about 35 miles from Dallas."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0006]

Date: September 28, 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Daylight photo of plane wreckage in wooded area. Aerial view of the remains of a B-29 Air Force bomber. The bomber crashed in the midst of trees near the foothills of Kiamichi Mountain. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Aerial photo shows what remains of a B-29 Air Force bomber which crashed southwest of Talihina in the Kiamichi Mountain foothills Monday night."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0008]

Date: September 28, 1949
Creator: Hale, George
Description: Daylight photo of wreckage of a large plane. Close-up of the remains of a B-29 located on a tree line near Talihina, Oklahoma, killing 13 on board with several men standing in the background. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "These are the remains of an Air Force B-29 which crashed southwest of Talihina Monday night, killing 13."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0009]

Date: February 1, 1950
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Description: Daytime photo of four men going through the wreckage of a plane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Below are shown men from Tinker trying to recover more of the plane, whose engine was reportedly buried five feet in the ground. An Air Force board at Tinker is to conduct an investigation Thursday into the cause of the crash which occurred shortly after noon Wednesday."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
[2012.201.B0051.0010]

[2012.201.B0051.0010]

Date: February 1, 1950
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Description: Daylight photo of plane wreckage being put on a trailer. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Pilot Dropped Out Before This Happened-- Above is what was left of an F-51 Mustang fighter plane after its pilot, Capt. Harry L. McGraw, 27, of Sioux City, Iowa, abandoned it in mid-air near Purcell and it crashed to the ground near a farm house. Capt. McGraw, member of the 174th Fighter squadron of the Iowa air national guard, parachuted to safety and was uninjured. He was en route to Tinker Air Force base."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0011]

Date: February 27, 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men near crumpled plane. Caption: "One Man Killed- This is what was left of an airplane in which a Dallas oilman tried to fly under the guy-wire of an oil rig two miles east of Lawton. Robert Dee McCain, 29, the oilman, was killed in the crash. Highway patrolman who investigated said they believed McCain, a former combat pilot, was killed almost instantly when the light private plane struck the cable. At the highest point the wire was about 50 feet above the ground and tapered to earth 125 feet away. The mishap occurred about noon Saturday."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0013]

Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Description: Daylight photo of a child on the wing of an aircraft. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Pic identfitification Harold Sullins, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Sullins, Red Rock. Standing on wing of crashed b-47 bomber."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0014]

Date: October 31, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Nighttime photo of a group of men excavating plane wreckage with a shovel. An Oklahoma Highway Patrolman is holding a flash light. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Workers are shown digging in the wreckage of a T-33 jet trainer after it crashed into a plowed field and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan. the explosion blasted a crater 15 feet deep-- Jet Pilot Killed In State Crash- A T-33 jet trainer from Perrin Air Force base, Texas, crashed in flames and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan Friday night, killing the pilot and scattering wreckage over a wide area. The trainer was one of two planes running interception drills at 29,000 feet over southwestern Oklahoma. Tinker Air Force base officers here said they suddenly lost radio contact with one plane and never heard from it again. A fisherman on Lake Duncan 2 1/2 miles southwest of the crash scene said "he saw the jet pass overhead in flames and suddenly go into a nosedive. Then there was a muffled explosion" said the witness, Froggy Green of Duncan, who rowed ashore and drove over to the wreckage. The fiery crash, at 10:25 PM attracted ...
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0015]

Date: November 20, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Description: Daytime photo of a large jet resting on the ground without the landing gear down. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "3 Safe as B-47 Goes Down in State-- A giant six-engine jet bomber made a ""wheels-up" emergency landing in pea soup fog early Thursday morning on a Noble county wheat farm 8 miles northeast of Perry, but all three crew members escaped injury. It was reported only one wing of the B-47 was damaged when the pilot, Capt. Alfred E. Lloyd Jr., set the huge plane down on the Frank Jackson farm. First word of the plane being in distress was received by the highway patrol when it was reported the plane was giving "May Day" signals, "extreme distress" over the northwestern Oklahoma. All patrol units in the northwest section of the state were alerted to be on the lookout for the plane, flying through the heavy fog. Reports were received later from a northeastern farmer that the plane was flying at tree-top level and apparently in distress. Capt. Lloyd told Harold Clark, a service station operator near the scene of the crash-landing, the California-based plane was headed for Tinker Air Force base. ...
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0016]

Date: October 7, 1954
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Description: Daytime photo of a group of men standing around plane wreckage. Photograph of a small airplane wreckage taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company of a large group of people viewing the wreckage.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0017]

Date: June 1, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Description: Ten men are inspecting ashes of an Air Force C-45 twin engine passenger plane that crashed just south of Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Smoldering ashes and twisted pieces of metal are all that is left of the cockpit section of an air force C-45 twin-engine passenger plane which crashed and burned, killing the pilot, seven miles southeast of Tinker field Friday. Air Force personnel are probing through the ashes above to learn what caused the crash. The plane was circling for an approach to Tinker when it crashed. It left the Wichita, Kansas Air Force Base an hour before the crash."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0018]

Date: June 11, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Description: Three rescuers are shown taking a body wrapped in a sheet away from the scene of a C-45 plane crash which killed Capt. Louis G. Messerli. The wreck occurred just southwest of Tinker Air Force Base after seemingly having engine trouble.Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Rescuers carry the body of the Wichita, Kan., pilot away from the wreckage of the Air Force C-45 plane. The pilot was the only person aboard. ---Borum's Pilot Crash Victim- Former Midwest City Man Dies In Plunge - By WAYNE MACKEY. The Air Force announced Saturday the pilot who was killed in plane crash near here Friday afternoon was Capt. Louis G. Messerli, Pilot for Maj. Gen. F.S. Borum prior to the general's retirement as commander of the Oklahoma City air materials area. Messerli and his family, which was understood to include three children, moved to Wichita, Kan., less than three weeks ago. Until his transfer Messerli lived in Midwest City. He was well known in Air Force and the military circles here. -Enroute To Tinker- Maj. Gen. William O. Senter, who assumed command of OCAMA following Borum's retirement recently, said services have not been set. The body ...
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0019]

Date: June 11, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Description: Four men tending to smoking wreckage while one stands on top of a car with two watching from inside the car. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0020]

Date: June 14, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Description: Two men and a fire truck tending to burning wreckage in the midst of trees. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0021]

Date: October 7, 1954
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Description: Remains of a smoking twin-engine plane in the middle of a field just south of Minco, Oklahoma. The plane, piloted by Jack Ivory, crashed shortly after takeoff after experiencing signs of engine failure. All three men on board were killed. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Three men, believed to be California aircraft company executives, died in this flame-consuming wreckage. Groping in a pea soup fog, a twin-engine, privately-owned airplane crashed in a Grady County cotton field 10 1/2 miles southwest of Minco early Thursday morning, killing the pilot and two passengers. All three were believed to be Riverside, Calif., aircraft company executives. The victims, burned beyond recognition, have been tentatively identified as Jack Ivory, the pilot, executive vice- president of the Hunter-Douglas Aircraft Co., and Tom Holmes and Clem Lund. The tentative identification was made by the highway patrol after telephone communication with the aircraft company offices in Riverside. The patrol was informed that Ivory was traveling in the plane with Holmes and Lund. Aircraft company officials will be sent here from Riverside in an effort to make positive identification. The crash occurred shortly after 7 AM, a few minutes after the plane ...
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0022]

Date: October 7, 1954
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Description: Approximately twenty men and women view smoking plane wreckage in the middle of a field. Plane parts are strewn throughout the field and the edges of the field is lined with tree. The only form of transportation in the picture is a police car. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0024]

Date: June 15, 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Plane wreckage just off the side of the runway. The plane is broken into several pieces with much of the front and surrounding grass blackened from a fire. Several cars surround the wreckage. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Roy Wieden, Gage Airport manager, Gage, Oklahoma"
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0025]

Date: October 7, 1954
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Description: Close shot of about ten men standing around what remains of a plane after wrecking. The plane is no long on fire, but pieces have been burned in the wreck. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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[2012.201.B0051.0026]

Date: April 21, 1961
Creator: Matheson, Mandell
Description: View shows the burned tail of a wrecked plane sitting among trees. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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