BASEMENT BOX 67.0309

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Photograph taken at night of people standing near structural fire. Caption: "Champlin refinery's specialty equipped fire fighters battle the blaze which broke out in the company's oil processing plant at Enid early Friday. An explosion in one of the processing tanks was blamed. Damage was estimated by a company official at $650,000. They had it in check by 10 AM although it was still burning and there was plenty of smoke. Two hours later the fire was out. Note the work man who has lost interest in the fire. E. H. Slater, Champlin vice president, said rebuilding would start as ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. March 12, 1948.

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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. It has been viewed 12 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: BASEMENT BOX 67.0309
  • Added Title: Fires Sweep Refinery

Description

Photograph taken at night of people standing near structural fire. Caption: "Champlin refinery's specialty equipped fire fighters battle the blaze which broke out in the company's oil processing plant at Enid early Friday. An explosion in one of the processing tanks was blamed. Damage was estimated by a company official at $650,000. They had it in check by 10 AM although it was still burning and there was plenty of smoke. Two hours later the fire was out. Note the work man who has lost interest in the fire. E. H. Slater, Champlin vice president, said rebuilding would start as soon as ashes cooled."

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1 photograph : b&w

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PublishDate: O-03-13-48

Credit: The Oklahoman

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  • The Oklahoman; March 13, 1948

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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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  • March 12, 1948

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Jan. 28, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

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BASEMENT BOX 67.0309, photograph, March 12, 1948; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc201142/: accessed August 20, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.