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[Photograph 2012.201.B0235.0363]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Capt. and Mrs. Murray F. Gibbons jr., and their daughter, Carol Ann, 2, formerly of Oklahoma City, are visitors here this week of Mrs, Gibbons' parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Koch, 2914 Military."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0148]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Thirty minutes late and with a "traveling engineer" at the throttle, the Memphis bound Rock Island Rocket slowed to a halt at El Reno Thursday night, not tomove again until the rail strike ends."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0646]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Santa fe's Ranger puffed into Oklahoma City at 5:30 p. m. Thursday, an hour and half after the railway strike started."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Meek, Richard B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0104.0406]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Kenny Braun, the Oklahoma City Indians' Hashy infielder, and his pretty blond wife of three months extol the woes of the local housing situation."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.5914]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The undamaged elevator of the roller coaster at Springlake is pictured here through the charred timbers of a portion of the amusement park's facilities that were destroyed in an early morning fire Thursday. Despite the fire which damaged the park in excess of $50,000, "the show will go on," Ron Staton, manager and one of the owners, declared Thursday, indicating that the park will open on as scheduled May 31. Destroyed in the blaze were the fun house, the roller coaster terminal, the electric scooter racing link and the shooting gallery. Staton pointed out the fire was confined to only one section of the park leaving other facilities undamaged. The fire razed sections of the roller link and the other destroyed buildings will be replaced just as soon as it "can be done witht the best materials," Staton said, declaring that the operators of the park will go slow in the replacement work in order to do the best possible job of reconstructing the loss. The fire started early Thursday morning when lightning struck an electric conduit on the "Big Dipper."
Date: May 23, 1946
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.5915]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "All that was left of the main enterainment attractions at Springlake amusement park after Thursday morning's fire is shown in this pictureabove, taken from atopthe first big rise on the "Big Dipper," at the foot of which flames were stopped from spreading by firemen. The roller-coaster terminal, the fun house, the electric scooter racing rink and shooting gallery were total losses in the 4 a.m. blaze. Firemen stopped the flames from spreading to other sections of the park on the north at the east end of the bath house, which suffered minor damage."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society