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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1132]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "How to handle oil and natural gas accidents at offshore platforms is major concern of industry and government. Firemen sprayed 20,000 gallons of water per minute to extinguish natural gas well blowout 80 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico."
Date: October 12, 1975
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0171.0122]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "An oil company worker digs a ditch Thursday for a pipeline being laid to relieve pressure from a blown gas well threatening the southwestern Oklahoma town of Eakly."
Date: January 29, 1981
Creator: Grier, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6078]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A Sun Oil Co. gas development well burst into flames late Tuesday 10 miles southwest of El Reno and was burning out of control, a company spokesman said. No injuries were repoted. A Highway Patrol trooper said company officials were at the scene, 3 miles south of I-40, to determine what action was necessay to shut the well down. The company spokesman said the well, C No. 1 Chiles, was located in the southwest Fort Reno Field in the Morrow Formation "There is no chance of the fire spreading to another well, and no real danager to the area," he said. A crew of three to five men had drilled to within 25 feet of the target depth of 11,200 feet when the well erupted, the company offi- (continued on Page 2, Col. 2)"
Date: March 9, 1971
Creator: Wilson, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0072]

Description: A daylight photograph of a gas well fire in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. The image captures a blast of TNT detonated to extinguish the blaze. Caption: "Instant of the 80-pound TNT blast is shown in this photo at Stephens County's burning gas well"
Date: August 26, 1965
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0064]

Description: A daylight photograph of a gas well fire near Bray in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. Shown are water cannon and a blast of TNT, designed to extinguish the blaze. Red and black wax pencil marks are visible on the image. No caption.
Date: August 27, 1965
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0063]

Description: A daylight photograph of a gas well fire near Bray in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. The image shows water cannon and other firefighting equipment being used against the blaze. Discoloration and editing marks are visible on the photograph. Caption: "Flame . . . blast . . . spew is the story told Friday by this sequence of photographs at the 8-day-old burning gas well near Bray, in Stephens County."
Date: August 27, 1965
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0075]

Description: A nighttime photograph of a brilliant gas well fire reflected in a body of water in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. Blue wax pencil marks are visible on the image. Caption: "Spectator's view of the blazing Stephens County gas well that has been running wild since 1 a.m. Thursday is shown above."
Date: August 21, 1965
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0070]

Description: A daylight photograph of a gas well fire in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. The image shows water cannon and other firefighting equipment being used against the intense burning natural gas. No caption.
Date: August 27, 1965
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0062]

Description: A daylight photograph of a gas well fire in rural Stephens County, Oklahoma. The image shows water cannon and other firefighting equipment being used against the burning natural gas. Discoloration and editing marks are visible on the photograph. No caption.
Date: August 27, 1965
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0240]

Description: A nighttime photograph of a gas well fire near Centrahoma in Coal County, Oklahoma. The image shows the wreckage of the well silhouetted against the intense blaze. Caption: "THIS IS ART ON BURNING GAS WELL AT CENTRAHOMA. IT IS PAID."
Date: January 19, 1965
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0514]

Description: A daylight photograph showing a gas well fire near Mooreland in Woodward County, Oklahoma, being combated by firefighter Red Adair. Orange wax pencil crop marks are visible on the image. Caption: "SPEWING GAS WELL near Mooreland continued to burn out of control Thursday despite attempts by firefighter Red Adair to curb the blazing well which has been burning since earlier this month."
Date: November 23, 1973
Creator: Bergdall, Calvin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0239]

Description: A nighttime photograph of a gas well fire near Centrahoma in Coal County, Oklahoma. Intense flames were visible among the damaged rig where four workmen were injured by the fire. Caption: "LEAPING FLAMES surrounded this gas well that came in unexpected Sunday night near Centrahoma. Four men were injured when the fire stated and damage was estimated at $300.000. Workmen were attempting Monday to clear away wreckage so fire-fighting operations could begin."
Date: January 19, 1965
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0065

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of smoldering debris. Caption: "Thursday knocked loose rig elements that had to be moved from Stephens County's burning gas well before an effort is made to extinguish the blaze."
Date: August 26, 1965
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0071

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of smoke billowing from an area in a field. Caption: "Those Texas oil well firefighters handle TNT about as casually as a sack of groceries."
Date: August 26, 1965
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0073

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of men with heavy machinery and water. Caption: "Faced these fire-fighters Monday at the five-day-old blazing gas well near Lindsay."
Date: August 23, 1965
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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