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[Photograph 2012.201.B0407.0118]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Mayor Latting today asked for a report on noise requirements on two-wheeled motor vehicles in response to a citizen's letter protesting the noise is "getting unbearable" with arrival of spring."
Date: May 11, 1969
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0407.0133]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The motorcycle will be 100 year old on August 29, and to help the celebration, here's a picture of Gattieb Daimler's first-ever "riding car."
Date: 1985
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0407.0124]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Motorcyclists suffer twice their fair share of death on streets and highways, Safety Commissioner Bill Mayberry said today."
Date: May 11, 1969
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1149]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Part of Gary Coleman's motorcycle lies beneath the 25-ton road scraper which struck and killed the boy Monday. TEEN HIT BY SCRAPER, CYCLIST DIES IN CRASH, State Traffic Toll, 1973 deaths to date: 367, 1972 deaths to date: 406, 1973 deaths under 21: 97, A 15-year-old Oklahoma City boy was killed Monday afternoon when his small motorcycle was struck by a 25-ton road scraper, police said. Dead is: GARY COLEMAN, 15, of 3125 SW 47. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Coleman, was hit by the scraper near the intersection of SW 36 and Independence, Officer Seth Owsley, accident investigator said. Owsley said the scraper, owned by the Nineteenth Seed Co., 4110 S Woodward, was being used on the construction of I-240 just south of the intersection. The driver of the scraper, Randall Harris, 22, of 3712 Newcastle, told Owsley he was leaving the construction site when the accident occurred. he told the officer two flagmen were blocking S Independence and he was driving the scraper down a 2-degree grade. Coleman, Harris told the officer, turned south on S Independence from the westbound lane of SW 36. Witnesses estimated the boy was traveling about 45 m.p.h., Owsley said. Harris said he pushed the brake pedal and dropped the scraper blade trying to stop the machine, which Owsley estimated was traveling about 40 m.p.h. Owsley said the scraper knocked the youth 77 feet from the point of impact and dragged the motorcycle several feet beyond that before stopping. Coleman was pronounced dead of massive head and internal injuries on arrival at South Community Hospital."
Date: July 9, 1973
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1117]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "He's in Hospital Now--The rider of this motorcycle landed in Mercy hospital Friday suffering multiple abrasions and lacerations. James Robert Eustice, 17, of 4015 S Shields, was the victim."
Date: July 23, 1948
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society