[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0872]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "The battered pickup truck of Harvey William Duke, 33 year old Oklahoma City electrician, is shown after it crashed into the Frisco streamliner shown in the background. The collisions occurred 1 1/2 miles north of NE 23 on Midwest Boulevard. Duke was thrown through the windshield, against the train and killed instantly. He became Oklahoma's 239th traffic fatality for the year."

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Mitchell, George T. June 4, 1954.

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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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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0872]
  • Added Title: No. 239 Died When This Truck Plowed Into Train

Description

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "The battered pickup truck of Harvey William Duke, 33 year old Oklahoma City electrician, is shown after it crashed into the Frisco streamliner shown in the background. The collisions occurred 1 1/2 miles north of NE 23 on Midwest Boulevard. Duke was thrown through the windshield, against the train and killed instantly. He became Oklahoma's 239th traffic fatality for the year."

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PublishDate: T-06-04-54

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "No. 239 Died When This Truck Plowed Into Train", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 06-04-54

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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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  • June 4, 1954

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Dec. 4, 2013, 5:43 p.m.

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Mitchell, George T. [Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0872], photograph, June 4, 1954; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc224117/: accessed December 18, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.