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Fire Damage

Description: Photograph of G.L. Harmon inspecting a seven year old stand of Loblolly pine on the T.R. Pusser farm, virtually destroyed by fire originating on highway right-of-way.
Date: March 28, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0343

Description: Photograph of a forest fire. Caption: "Intensity of the fire sweeping acres of forest lands in southwestern Oklahoma is shown in this aerial photo."
Date: April 6, 1966
Creator: Wood, Tony
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

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0002]

Description: Water transported by tractor is used to fight a grass fire near a bridge in rural Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in this daylight photograph. Black wax pencil crop marks are visible on the image. Caption: "[Dozens of fires] have plagued Oklahoma County the past week."
Date: March 18, 1959
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0003]

Description: A daylight photograph of a man using a water hose to extinguish hot spots among corrugated tin and other debris after a grass fire in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Caption: "[Dozens of fires] have plagued Oklahoma County the past week."
Date: March 18, 1959
Creator: King, Cliff
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

Oil Fire

Description: Photograph of "This is the world's largest, wildest and longest burning untamed oil well and gas fire. It is located in Western Oklahoma near Canton, OK."
Date: unknown
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.OVZ001.6068]

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

[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.OVZ001.1378]

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.OVZ001.6066]

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.OVZ001.6076]

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.OVZ001.1383]

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