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[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1382]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "(Aerial photo above the white smoke, scorched acreage in view, a main street, cars, housing/buildings, and more.)"
Date: February 17, 1976
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6065]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A forst fire in the tinder-dry timberlands north of here was brought under control by about 100 men late Thursday afternoon. Only a small area was burning free Thursday night, and it was expected to be under control by Friday morning. "If it doesn't break out again some place, we should be able to control it," Sheriff Lawrence Wade of Pushataha county said. "The wind could get it started again, and it will be two or three days before it is safe." Wade said volunteer firefighters, mostly farmers and ranchersin the area, were at the scene Thursday night, and would remain on duty Friday in case a new fire started...While the volunteers were fighting the flames northwest of Antlers, another small fire reportly broke out near Finely about 12 miles northeasr of Antlers...The big fire northwest of Antler reportedly started Wednesday of the Bernie Longbotham rance in John's Valley. Fighting side by side with the five dozen prisoners were state highway department and county workers."
Date: September 27, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1383]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "(Aerial photo above the white smoke, farmland at the top area untouched, burned acreage on the bottom, and more.)"
Date: February 17, 1976
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1378]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Interested spectators at grass fire Wednesday afternoon was Jack Neale, 11, who nhelped his range of vision by standing on a fireplug. Oklahoma City firemen extinguished the smoke blaze at Northridge and Jeffrey Drive."
Date: April 7, 1971
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6076]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "One of dozens of crackling forest fires raging out of control Friday burns in Jackfork Moutains south of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County. Fires of varying magnitude were reported in most of eastern Oklahoma."
Date: March 19, 1971
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6066]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "(aerial photo of a fire's white smoke across the middle at the foot of a hill/mountain, a vehicle at bottom center, housing in the top right, and more)"
Date: September 29, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1381]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Smoke envelopes rural northeastern Oklahoma City as the blaze rampages from southwest fed by 30m.p.h. wind gusts Tuesday afternoon and evening."
Date: February 17, 1976
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6075]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Broken Bow - Gov. Bellmon ordered 35 Oklahoma National Guardsmen into southeastern Oklahoma Monday to provide relief for weary firefighters as a battle with stubborn mountain forest fires moved into its third day. In addition, Bellmon indicated 35 more guardsmen are to be sent into the fire area Tuesday. W. H. Mitchell, chief of the Oklahoma forest firefighting division, described the situation as "gradually getting worse" after surveying as many as 22 seperate fires in a four-county area. Fires move dangerously close to a settlement near McCurtain-LeFlore County lines."
Date: 1966
Creator: Wood, Tony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6064]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Smoky the Bear can't help but be disappointed in Oklahomans. The Sooner state lost 134,032 acres in timber land in 1963, resulting in a loss in excessof $1.4 million, Don Stauffer, state department of agriculture, said Saturday. The agriculture department's forestry division has under its protection 4,400,000 acres of timber land. In this area, there were 2,170 fires in 1963 compared to 640 the previous year. In 1962, there were 46,265 acres burned, almost two-thirds less than last year. The loss in 1962 amounted to $528,600. The area burned in 1963 constitutes about three percent of the land under department's protection. Stauffer, who heads the department forestry division, explained that 1962 was "pretty much of a normal year." But he continued, "Last year we had an unusual proposition because of the drouth." "In some of our areas, we were 30 inched short on rainfall," hesaid. We were 26 percent below average."
Date: 1964
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6069]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Hospital fire at Shattuck left sickrooms such as this littered with debris Monday. Nearly 50 patients were evacuted succesfully ahead of the fire which resulted in more than $500,000 worth damage."
Date: September 9, 1963
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0010]

Description: A daylight photograph of a brush fire along a wooded fence line in rural Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Caption: "Flames race through a wooded area of northeast Oklahoma County in one of the largest grass and timber fires here this year."
Date: March 18, 1959
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6073]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A late check at a temporary hospital in Shattuck revealed 13 firemen were overcome by smoke while fighting the Newman Memorial Hospital firre. Nine were released after treatment, two who were still hospitialized in a serious condition were Nelson Teer and Jim McMurtry, of the Halliburton Company in Woodward. Two other persons were injured. Top floor of Shattuck's Newman Memorial Hospital was gutted by fire."
Date: September 9, 1963
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6067]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Fire Fighters Friday had brought a Kiamichi mountain forest fire under control 30 miles north of Antlers. The Fire broke out in John's valley Wednesday afternoon and more than 100 men fought the blaze before bringing it under control. This aerial photo was made shortly before the fire was put out."
Date: September 27, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6068]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A devastating fire destroyed a large section of Newman Memorial hospital and resuled in injury to 15 persons here early Mondy. One of the 48 patients evacuated from the burning hospital died later in the Church of God, where some patients were moved. Condition Serious Two of the 13 firemen overcome by smoke remained in serious condition in the temporary hospital established in Shattuck High School gymnasium. Mrs Clarence Kliewer of Arnett died shortly after removal to the church. Her death was not attributable to the fire, hospital officials said. Monday's fire gutted the top floor of Shattuck's Newman Memorial Hospital."
Date: September 9, 1963
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0001]

Description: A daylight photograph darkened by smoke shows concerned residents as a grass fire threatens their rural property near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Caption: "Worried residents kept a sharp eye on their property northeast of Oklahoma City Saturday as wind whipped flames roared through some 100 square miles and smoke turned midday to twilight."
Date: March 14, 1959
Creator: Peterson, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6072]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "One Of 23 Fires fought in the southeastern Oklahoma area by forest service emploes, national guardsmen and lumber firm employes is this one southeast of Wister Lake in LeFlore County where the searing flames are sweeping across the countryside."
Date: 1966
Creator: Wood, Tony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6070]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Newman Memorioal Hospital in Shattuck, a major portion of which was destroyed by fire early Monday, was a symbol of the devoted service of its founder, the late Dr. O. C. Newman. Dr. Newman came to Ellis County in 1900 as a 24-year-old physician just one year out of medical school. His work in the county started at Grand, not on current maps of the area, but located about 20 miles southeast of Shattuck in what was then Day County. The young doctor came to the area from Ohio and served as a typical "county doctor" and to supplement his income he was deputy county clerk, deputy county treasurer, worked in (missing rest) Smoke billows from the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck as firemen battle blaze early Monday."
Date: September 9, 1963
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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