[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0323]

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Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Southern Baptist Missionaries Jim and Leola Ragland, shown here in a 1984 photo at the Beirut Baptist School, were having a daily devotional together when the news came that the U.S. government had ordered that all Americans leave Lebanon. Ragland, who is principal at the school, said "we just sat there and wept together ... a trying time for us." They hope peace is restored and that they will be able to go back someday. He is an Ada, Okla., native, and Mrs. Ragland is from Duncan."

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Rutledge, Don May 12, 1984.

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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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Oklahoma Historical Society

In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0323]
  • Added Title: Sharing Sad News

Description

Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Southern Baptist Missionaries Jim and Leola Ragland, shown here in a 1984 photo at the Beirut Baptist School, were having a daily devotional together when the news came that the U.S. government had ordered that all Americans leave Lebanon. Ragland, who is principal at the school, said "we just sat there and wept together ... a trying time for us." They hope peace is restored and that they will be able to go back someday. He is an Ada, Okla., native, and Mrs. Ragland is from Duncan."

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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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  • May 12, 1984

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  • June 2, 2015, 7:10 a.m.

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Rutledge, Don. [Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0323], photograph, May 12, 1984; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc538838/: accessed October 18, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.