[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0572]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Six persons lost their lives and 35 were injured early Thursday when this Greyhound bus an automobile sideswiped, locked bumpers then plunged 40 feet into the bottom of Deer creek just west of Hydro, Caddo county, on U. S. 66. This was the picture after rescuers cleared the last of victims from the wreckage. A woman and her 3-year-old daughter, riding in the auto, and four bus passengers were killed in this, one of the state's worst traffic accidents."

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Smith, Robert F. August 7, 1953.

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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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.

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Description

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Six persons lost their lives and 35 were injured early Thursday when this Greyhound bus an automobile sideswiped, locked bumpers then plunged 40 feet into the bottom of Deer creek just west of Hydro, Caddo county, on U. S. 66. This was the picture after rescuers cleared the last of victims from the wreckage. A woman and her 3-year-old daughter, riding in the auto, and four bus passengers were killed in this, one of the state's worst traffic accidents."

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PublishDate: 8-7-1953 Oklahoman

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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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  • August 7, 1953

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  • Dec. 5, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

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Smith, Robert F. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0572], photograph, August 7, 1953; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc187451/: accessed December 13, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.