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[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0225]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The storm cellar and coal house for the old Lugert school stand dry and exposed in the bed of Lake Altus, which was heavily drained last summer to irrigate drought-stricken farmland."
Date: January 4, 1981
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0231]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Recent rains have greened up southwestern Oklahoma somewhat, but Lake Altus is still a long way from returning to the reservoir ir once was."
Date: April 1, 1981
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0217]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "An old bridge that is supposed to be covered by water stands high and dry on the north side of Lake Altus, which has been drained steadily to irrigate southwestern Oklahoma cotton fields since the drought began."
Date: August 18, 1980
Creator: Beuhner, Jeff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0216]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Although much of the Quartz Mountain Lodge was destroyed by fire last year, tourists continue to use the lodge's existing rooms and cabins and visit other recreation spots at Lake Altus-Lugert."
Date: April 28, 1996
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0222]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Flood gates at Lake Altus were opened Tuesday to alleviate upstream flooding on the rain-swollen North Fork of the Red River."
Date: May 18, 1977
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0224]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Evidence of flooding in southwestern Oklahoma remains at the Lake Altus Dam where fishermen are taking advantage of the high water."
Date: June 10, 1977
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0221]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Drought-depleted Lake Altus in southwestern Oklahoma has been replenished by recent dose of overdue moisture and has now filled to within two feet of the top of the spillway."
Date: May 17, 1977
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0349.0218]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Last summer's visitors to Lake Altus-Lugert began to see the remnants of the old town of Lugert, a ghost town tha should be under water, as lake levels dropped to an all-time record low."
Date: August 13, 1995
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society