BASEMENT BOX 67.0311

Description

Photograph taken during daylight of firemen extinguishing a building fire. Caption: "Enid firemen battle this fire at the Los Pimientos apartments more than five hours Tuesday night and Wednesday only three walls of the two story 10 apartment building were standing. Loss in the fire which started about 5 PM was estimated at more than $125,000 by Mr. M. G. Peppers, Oklahoma City oil man, who sold it to Dr. Paul Champlin in 1942. A short circuit in a basement wire apparently touched off the blaze, fireman said. It was Enid's second major fire in one week."

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1 photograph : b&w

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. February 22, 1950.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 11 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: BASEMENT BOX 67.0311
  • Added Title: Enid Apartment Fire Loss Estimated In Excess Of $125,000

Description

Photograph taken during daylight of firemen extinguishing a building fire. Caption: "Enid firemen battle this fire at the Los Pimientos apartments more than five hours Tuesday night and Wednesday only three walls of the two story 10 apartment building were standing. Loss in the fire which started about 5 PM was estimated at more than $125,000 by Mr. M. G. Peppers, Oklahoma City oil man, who sold it to Dr. Paul Champlin in 1942. A short circuit in a basement wire apparently touched off the blaze, fireman said. It was Enid's second major fire in one week."

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1 photograph : b&w

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PublishDate: T-02-22-50

Credit: The Oklahoma Times

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  • The Oklahoma Times; February 22, 1950

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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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  • February 22, 1950

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Jan. 28, 2014, 4:01 p.m.

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BASEMENT BOX 67.0311, photograph, February 22, 1950; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc187014/: accessed December 15, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.