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[Photograph 2012.201.B0957.0088]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The better part of Oklahoma's economy is represented by this grain silo and oil pump along U. S. Highway 77, north of Guthrie."
Date: January 27, 1984
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0957.0090]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Piling up inside the fence at LSB Industries' facility near the intersection of Interstate 40 and 240 are lots of oilfield pumping units and other equipment."
Date: October 12, 1982
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1138]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This pile of debris in the sunken garden of the statehouse was all that was left Thursday of an oil derrick which collapsed during the lunch exodus of capitol office workers. The well is (was) the No. 10 Capital of the Sunray Oil Co. A "deadman" holding a pulley block which suspended 6,500 feet of rod in the well gave way, throwing an uneven weight suddenly on the derrick structure causing it to crumple."
Date: August 12, 1937
Creator: Hughes, William J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1139]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "BUT ONE IS HURT--If the boys who work on oil derricks weren't a nimble-footed and quick-thinking bunch, three of them might have been crushed to death Saturday afternoon in the twisted skeleton of steel pictured above. It was an oil derrick with the capitol in the background a few minutes before the photograph was made. Three rig-builders were remodeling the structure when suddenly the groan of strained joints and slow sickening sag of girders gave them a warning. Forty feet off the ground, Joe Pemberson, 711 South Dewey avenue, leaped into space, broke his leg. He also may have internal injuries. He was taken to St. Anthony hospital. Earl Baker, 37 years old, and Herman H. Ewing, 2533 Southwest Twenty-eighth street, slid down corners of the derrick as it buckled and crashed to the ground. Officials said a shift of tubing stacked within the derrick caused the collapse."
Date: September 18, 1937
Creator: Hughes, William J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1143]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMETHING BIG GOES WRONG, Weakened by heavy jerks designed to dislodge whip stock apparatus after the pulling of tons of pipe, the wreckage shown above shows vividly what happens when a towering steel derrick collapses and crashes to earth. In this tangled network of steel Claude L. Hight, 38-year-old field worker, was crushed to death late Sunday night. Another workman high up in the derrick whose duty it was to unhook and stack the pipe as it was pulled out, had descended only a few minutes before the framework buckled and collapsed."
Date: March 9, 1942
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1137]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "FALLING DERRICK IS DEATH TRAP--Two men died in the twisted wreckage of this derrick which crashed Monday to the ground on the Superior Oil Co. lease at Twenty-fourth street and North Phillips avenue. Top picture shows fellow workers carrying Ervie Brownrigg from the wreckage. He died a few minutes later at Oklahoma City General hospital. Killed instantly was Percy Morgan, whose body remained pinned in the wreckage until a power hoist rained the mass of steel from him."
Date: March 10, 1941
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1136]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The lower picture shows the wreckage of the derrick with stacked tubing, the weight of which is believed to have contributed to the collapse."
Date: March 10, 1941
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1141]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Lives of four men endangered Thursday noon when the crown and traveling blocks of the oil derrick on which they were working pulled loose and fell to the derrick floor at the Travis Petroleum Co.'s Lucas No. 3 well, Northeast Fourth street and Eastern avenue. The crew was pulling pipe when the crash came. The crew--pictured in the lower photo--included Harold Griffin, 22 years old, 2800 Northeast Tenth street; his brother, Glenn Griffin, 21 years old, same address; Emory Walters, 42 years old, 1105 Northeast Tenth street. All were working on a platform about 15 feet above the derrick floor. They heard the noise as the crown block and traveling block pulled loose from the top of the derrick and jumped clear, to the ground as the two huge pulley blocks, weighting several hundred pounds, crashed. The derrick floor was shattered, as shown in the upper picture."
Date: February 4, 1937
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1140]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "OIL WORKER RUNS WRONG WAY, DIES UNDER DERRICK-Sudden death was the fate of Claude L. Hight, 38-years-old oil field worker, who ran toward his parked automobile instead of dodging from the path of a falling oil derrick in the 300 block Southeast Thirty-eight street late Sunday night. The picture shows how the tangled tons of steel crushed Hight's car, parked about 100 feet from the derrick."
Date: March 9, 1942
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0385.0114]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Andy Matteson, left and his nephew Joe Kramer stand in downtown Garber as they recall memories of the Garber- Covington oil field."
Date: September 10, 1993
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society