[BASEMENT BOX 67.0297]

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A daylight photograph showing the fire damaged high school industrial arts building in El Reno, Oklahoma. Remains of the three story brick structure attract curious boys on biycles. Black wax pencil crop marks are visible on the image. Caption: "A 45 year old school building, converted for high school industrial arts, stood in ruins at El Reno Wednesday while school officials pondered a temporary fall semester shops program. The three story brick structure a few blocks from El Reno high school was gutted Tuesday night by fire of unknown origin. Firemen battled the blaze for nearly six hours before it ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w

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Tapscott, George June 2, 1956.

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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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  • Main Title: [BASEMENT BOX 67.0297]
  • Added Title: BLAZE DESTROYS SCHOOL BUILDING AT EL RENO

Description

A daylight photograph showing the fire damaged high school industrial arts building in El Reno, Oklahoma. Remains of the three story brick structure attract curious boys on biycles. Black wax pencil crop marks are visible on the image. Caption: "A 45 year old school building, converted for high school industrial arts, stood in ruins at El Reno Wednesday while school officials pondered a temporary fall semester shops program. The three story brick structure a few blocks from El Reno high school was gutted Tuesday night by fire of unknown origin. Firemen battled the blaze for nearly six hours before it died down within the exterior shell."

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1 photograph : b&w

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PublishDate: T-06-20-1956

Credit: The Oklahoma Times

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  • The Oklahoma Times; June 20, 1956

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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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  • June 2, 1956

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Jan. 27, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

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Tapscott, George. [BASEMENT BOX 67.0297], photograph, June 2, 1956; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc187516/: accessed November 22, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.