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Notes and Document section from Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006. It includes an article honoring the individuals who were inducted into the annual Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2006. The honorees in April 2006 were Joe C. Jackson, Denzil D. Garrison, Alice Tyner Timmons, and Robert "Bob" F. Read, Sr.

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