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[Photograph 2012.201.B1361.0822]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Temperatures may be freezing outside, but it's always summer inside Western Oklahoma State College's new $500.000 'Natatorium, where workmen are putting final touches on the swimming pool before presentation to the Altus college's regents."
Date: January 22, 1978
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1361.0819]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "GROUND-BREAKING EQUIPMENT at Western Oklahoma State College seems to be translated by this photo into a bit of symbolism that everything "augurs" well for the college."
Date: June 10, 1974
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Altus City Park

Description: Caption says, "A-62 Official Photograph. The city park from the southwest section looking north toward the High School and Junior College building. The left foreground section is the gladioli beds and the right section the rose garden."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

The Gosselin Building

Description: Caption says, "A-63 Official Photograph. The Gosselin Building on the corner of Hudson and Commerce Streets. The administrative offices of the Bureau of Reclamation and the WPA are on the fifth floor. They occupy practically all of the north and west section. Photograph shows the south and west sides of the building. The WPA barricades in the foreground are enclosing the construction of storm sewers in the city."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Eugene Field Grammar School

Description: Caption says, "A-64 Official Photograph. The Eugene Field Grammer School is located in the southeast section of Altus, Oklahoma. It covers two blocks and has been built in recent years. The grade schools are being built to cover a larger area and of only one story construction as a precaution to fire safety and health."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Altus High School

Description: Caption says, "A-66 Official Photograph. The High School and Junior College building taken from the northwest corner of the grounds. A large stadium has been completed in the western section of the school grounds."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Main Street of Altus

Description: Caption says, "A-69 Official Photograph. Looking south down Main Street from the top of the New Orient Hotel. At the right is the Court House Square and in the right background is the Leger Mills, the largest flour mill in this section of Oklahoma."
Date: March 8, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Altus High School

Description: Caption says, "A-65 Official Photograph. The Junior College and High School building taken from the southwest showing the school building and grounds."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Jackson County Court House

Description: Caption says, "A-68 Official Photograph. The County Court House and Square taken from the top of the New Orient Hotel, one of the finest hotels in the city of Altus. Photograph shows the northeast corner of the square."
Date: March 8, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Grain Elevator

Description: View of Leger Mill Co. located in Altus, Oklahoma. Caption says, "A-60 Official Photograph, A 400,000 bushel grain elevator and flour mill with a capacity of 400 barrels of flour per day."
Date: March 3, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Drilling Rig Operations

Description: Caption says, "A-459 Drilling operations for grouting leaks in City reservoir. Both City reservoirs will be filled to capacity and will supply the City's needs during the first three to five months of construction on the new dam at Lugert."
Date: November 13, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Drilling Operations for Grouting Leaks

Description: Caption says, "A-460 Drilling operations for grouting leaks in City reservoir. Mr. Frank Blackwood, core drill operator, at machine mounted on 2-inch iron pipe welded frame, constructed in the Bureau Shops on the north edge of Altus."
Date: November 13, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Machine Preparation for Grouting

Description: Caption says "A-468 Preparing machine for grouting the leaks with bentonite in the City of Altus reservoir. The reservoir will hold sufficient water for the City during the first stage of the construction of new dam."
Date: November 18, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Grouting a Hole

Description: Caption says, "A-469 Grouting a hole on the east side of the City of Altus reservoir. Bentonite is being used."
Date: November 18, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Grouting Machine

Description: Captions says, "A-470 Grouting machine on the east side of the City of Altus reservoir preparing bentonite for stopping leaks in the dike."
Date: November 18, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

WPA Laborers Digging Holes

Description: Laborers at the Altus Reservoir preparing it to hold water at maximum capacity for the beginning phase of the new dam project. Caption says, "A-477 W.P.A. laborers digging grout holes with auger. Grouting machine on dike in background."
Date: November 19, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

WPA Laborers Digging Holes

Description: Laborers at the Altus Reservoir preparing it to hold water at maximum capacity for the beginning phase of the new dam project. Caption says, "A-479 Reclamation men jetting drill hole for grouting. Materials engineer, Mr. Holtz, with wrench."
Date: November 19, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Seepage Spot

Description: Caption says, "A-504 Seepage spot, opposite hole 10B, in downstream face of Dike of the city of Altus reservoir. Grouting is in progress. Leak has stopped running but ground is still wet."
Date: December 8, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie
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