[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0164]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THIS DRAG RACER WAS DESTROYED AFTER GRADEN MILLER JUMPED, CRITICALLY BURNED. Tragedy marked the opening day of the national drag races Friday at the state fairgrounds. Graden Miller, 24-year-old Oklahoma City entrant, was critically injured when his car caught fire during a tune-up run down the quarter-mile track. Some 3,500 spectators witnessed the accident. Miller, of 901 NW 19, was taken to Mercy hospital, where a physician said he received first and second degree burns on his face arms and backs and legs. He was moved to surgery ... continued below

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Winford, Wesley August 30, 1957.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0164]
  • Added Title: This Drag Racer Was Destroyed After Graden Miller Jumped, Critically Burned

Description

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "THIS DRAG RACER WAS DESTROYED AFTER GRADEN MILLER JUMPED, CRITICALLY BURNED. Tragedy marked the opening day of the national drag races Friday at the state fairgrounds. Graden Miller, 24-year-old Oklahoma City entrant, was critically injured when his car caught fire during a tune-up run down the quarter-mile track. Some 3,500 spectators witnessed the accident. Miller, of 901 NW 19, was taken to Mercy hospital, where a physician said he received first and second degree burns on his face arms and backs and legs. He was moved to surgery for treatment soon after arriving at the hospital. Miller's car apparently caught fire when the clutch and bell housing exploded as he attained a speed of about 100 miles an hour on the track."

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PublishDate: 8-30-1957

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "This Drag Racer Was Destroyed After Graden Miller Jumped, Critically Burned", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 08-30-1957

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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 30, 1957

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Winford, Wesley. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0164], photograph, August 30, 1957; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc201117/: accessed September 25, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.