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BASEMENT BOX 67.0415

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of black smoke billowing from building fire.Caption: "Black smoke billows hundreds of feet high from Lawton department store fire."
Date: December 22, 1964
Creator: Routh, Audrey
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0227

Description: Photograph taken at night of a fiery blaze consuming a building. Caption: "Fire which apparently originated in Ken's Grocery store had spread to two adjoining buildings."
Date: February 4, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0412

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of smoke billowing from a burning landscape. Caption: "Billowing smoke from a raging prairie fire in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge near Lawton Thursday was visible more than 30 miles away."
Date: August 2, 1963
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0424

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of the interior of a building destroyed by fire. Caption: "Interior of the C. R. Anthony Co. store in Lawton is a mass of blackened and twisted ruins Thursday following fire which raged through large downtown building Wednesday night and threatened to engulf the entire block."
Date: August 2, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0419

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of firefighters and unidentified man managing a hotel building fire. Caption: "Lawton firemen work their way into hotel where four died early Sunday."
Date: December 8, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0421

Description: Photograph taken at night of firetruck covered with ice. Caption: "Freezing temperatures added to the difficulty of fighting a fire in the Amvets Club in Lawton Thursday night."
Date: January 19, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0414

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of smoke billowing from a building on fire. Caption: "$1.5 Million Fire routed 2,000 customers and 300 employees in Lawton late Monday when this Trade Mart Discount Department Store burned."
Date: December 22, 1964
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0425

Description: Photograph of people watching as firefighters extinguish a building on fire. Caption: "Smoke fills an alley, hampering operations of firemen battling Wednesday night's $300,000 fire in downtown Lawton."
Date: July 26, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0011]

Description: Photograph of two men near crumpled plane. Caption: "One Man Killed- This is what was left of an airplane in which a Dallas oilman tried to fly under the guy-wire of an oil rig two miles east of Lawton. Robert Dee McCain, 29, the oilman, was killed in the crash. Highway patrolman who investigated said they believed McCain, a former combat pilot, was killed almost instantly when the light private plane struck the cable. At the highest point the wire was about 50 feet above the ground and tapered to earth 125 feet away. The mishap occurred about noon Saturday."
Date: February 27, 1950
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society