[BASEMENT BOX 67.0244]

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A daylight photograph of a grass fire near Chandler in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Farmer Robert E. Hicks watches as Henry McCoy uses a tractor to create a firebreak along Hicks's fence line. Red and black wax pencil marks are visible on the image. Caption: "FIRE SWEPT to within a block of Chandler's northwest city limits Wednesday before it was halted by a firebreak and water from Chandler's rural fire truck. Henry McCoy operated a tractor and blade to cut a firebreak at the edge of blackjack timber to prevent the fire's spread into the tinder-dry grass of Robert E. Hicks's ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w

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Jackson, Jim December 4, 1969.

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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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A daylight photograph of a grass fire near Chandler in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Farmer Robert E. Hicks watches as Henry McCoy uses a tractor to create a firebreak along Hicks's fence line. Red and black wax pencil marks are visible on the image. Caption: "FIRE SWEPT to within a block of Chandler's northwest city limits Wednesday before it was halted by a firebreak and water from Chandler's rural fire truck. Henry McCoy operated a tractor and blade to cut a firebreak at the edge of blackjack timber to prevent the fire's spread into the tinder-dry grass of Robert E. Hicks's pasture."

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1 photograph : b&w

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PublishDate: O-12-04-69

Credit: The Oklahoman

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  • The Oklahoman; December 04, 1969

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • December 4, 1969

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • March 27, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

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Jackson, Jim. [BASEMENT BOX 67.0244], photograph, December 4, 1969; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc198071/: accessed November 20, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.