[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0215]

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Caption: "Oklahoma City police held a 7 1/2 foot Boa constrictor in custody for a while today. When officers spotted the serpent, it was wrapped around a man who was later booked as W. A. Chickanoka of Glasgow, Ky. The man was arguing with a clerk at a downtown hotel, trying to convince the clerk that he had a room reservation. Chickanoka, who also called himself "Wachickanoka, King of the Snakes," was booked for disorderly conduct. He posted $20 bond and was released. The snake king was wearing a tuxedo and stovepipe hat when he was arrested."

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1 photograph : b&w

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Miller, Joe July 27, 1968.

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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. It has been viewed 94 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Oklahoma Historical Society

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. The OHS was founded on May 27, 1893, by members of the Territorial Press Association.

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Caption: "Oklahoma City police held a 7 1/2 foot Boa constrictor in custody for a while today. When officers spotted the serpent, it was wrapped around a man who was later booked as W. A. Chickanoka of Glasgow, Ky. The man was arguing with a clerk at a downtown hotel, trying to convince the clerk that he had a room reservation. Chickanoka, who also called himself "Wachickanoka, King of the Snakes," was booked for disorderly conduct. He posted $20 bond and was released. The snake king was wearing a tuxedo and stovepipe hat when he was arrested."

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1 photograph : b&w

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PublishDate: 1960-05-06T00:00:00Z

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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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  • July 27, 1968

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • March 23, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

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Miller, Joe. [Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0215], photograph, July 27, 1968; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc189917/: accessed October 22, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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