[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0410]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Death Dive. Wallace Dean Blair, 21-year-old Pontotoc county rancher, was killed early Saturday morning when his car ran off SH 18, two miles north of Asher, hurtled 60 feet through the air and landed at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment. Highway patrolmen said Blair apparently had gone to sleep. His body was not discovered until seven hours later. The victim, a recent graduate of Oklahoma A&M college is the son of Lester Blair, former president of the Oklahoma Hereford Breeders association."

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Tipton, Ray Creation Date: Unknown.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0410]
  • Added Title: Death Dive

Description

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Death Dive. Wallace Dean Blair, 21-year-old Pontotoc county rancher, was killed early Saturday morning when his car ran off SH 18, two miles north of Asher, hurtled 60 feet through the air and landed at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment. Highway patrolmen said Blair apparently had gone to sleep. His body was not discovered until seven hours later. The victim, a recent graduate of Oklahoma A&M college is the son of Lester Blair, former president of the Oklahoma Hereford Breeders association."

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PublishDate: 4-30-1950 Oklahoman

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • "Death Dive", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Dec. 3, 2013, 10:38 a.m.

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Tipton, Ray. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0410], photograph, Date Unknown; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc191456/: accessed September 25, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.