[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6051]

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Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "April 5 - Fire raced through the Richardson Pontiac-Cadillac Co. here Friday afternoon with loss estimated at $350,000 to the building and contents. Business firms across the street suffered heavy smoke damage. Firemen were hampered by 40-mile-an-hour winds. The fire, which broke out in the paint room of the automobile agency, caused heavy black smoke whcih engulfed all of downtown Enid. The fire broke out during the noon hour when only three employees were at work, one of the top floor where 30 new cars were housed and two … continued below

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Creator: Unknown. April 5, 1957.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6051]
  • Added Title: Loss Is $350,000 In Blaze At Enid

Description

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "April 5 - Fire raced through the Richardson Pontiac-Cadillac Co. here Friday afternoon with loss estimated at $350,000 to the building and contents. Business firms across the street suffered heavy smoke damage. Firemen were hampered by 40-mile-an-hour winds. The fire, which broke out in the paint room of the automobile agency, caused heavy black smoke whcih engulfed all of downtown Enid. The fire broke out during the noon hour when only three employees were at work, one of the top floor where 30 new cars were housed and two in the office. W. T. "Dub" Richardson, owner and manager, and other employees at first did not believe the building was in danger and did not start immediately to move out new cars."

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PublishDate: O-4-6-57

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • "Loss Is $350,000 In Blaze At Enid", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 6, 1957

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • April 5, 1957

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  • June 15, 2020, 7:12 a.m.

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[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6051], photograph, April 5, 1957; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1692338/: accessed September 21, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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