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[Photograph 2012.201.B0106.0621]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Despite signs bearing a dire warning, some people continue to tempt fate by jumping of the Combs Bridge on the Illinois River."
Date: August 5, 1991
Creator: McDaniel, David
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1092.0699]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Need a particularly large-sized rock? You can find them house-sized at the foot of Copeland's bluff, shown at of the Illinois river. In the deep pools behind the jutting boulders, large catfish and bass are hauled out frequently"
Date: July 30, 1951
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1092.0691]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "At the start of "Whaler's Bend" the river narrows down to rough water, not shown in this picture. This view shows how scouring action of the Illinois has worn down layer of rock jutting out from the bank."
Date: July 30, 1951
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1092.0727]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Here's the Star of Those Illinois River Float Trips The call of the open river is strong to Illinois river sportsmen who like to do thier fishing from a floating boat propeled by the current and piloted by a guide."
Date: June 12, 1947
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1092.0707]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Thousands of Oklahoma have enjoyed float trips down the scenic Illinois River and hundreds more are discovering this outdoor wonderland every weekend. The river is still clean enough for visitors like Tulsan Susann Evans (below) to enjoy thier favorite form of water sport but the Illinois is not as clearor pure as it was a few years back and it is going to take some management to keep it from getting worse."
Date: 1972
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society