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Luther Oklahoma Homes

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "First three homes to be built at the edge of Luther's new housing addition." The three houses in the foreground were still standing in 2018, but the two older homes on the west side of the street were torn down and replaced with newer homes. The road is Dogwood Street.
Date: August 26, 1962
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Luther High School Band

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Luther High School marching band, in parade". The buildings in the background were/are on the west side of Main Street so the band would have been marching south.
Date: May 10, 1980
Creator: McDaniel, David
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Nellie Sparks Dormitory

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Renovation of Nellie Sparks dormitory at Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, is moving on schedule." The Sparks Dormitory is still standing in 2018.
Date: 1951
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma College for Women Library

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha will open a new library building next September." The Nash Library is still standing in 2018.
Date: 1948
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Greek Theater, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: ". Asst Professor of speech / Okla. college for for women / Chickasha". Photo was taken at the Oklahoma College for Women original Greek Theater. The current theater was supposedly built near the site of the old theater.
Date: November 16, 1949
Creator: Johnson, Bill
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma College for Women Library Golf Course

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Golfing students at Oklahoma College for Woman, Chickasha, know the state needs rain, but they hate to think of the new water hazard the precipitation will create on the college golf course." This golf course no longer exists.
Date: 1950
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Luther Oklahoma Bus Station

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "The Luther bus junction sits as it has for 56 years, waiting for the bus to stop on its daily schedule." The station was on the north side of Route 66, very close to the half-section line. When the road was realigned it covered most, if not all of this location.
Date: April 21, 1977
Creator: Peck, Gail
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Luther Oklahoma Parade

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Luther Fire Dept. (parade entry)". The building in the back ground was on the west side of Main Street (still standing in 2018 but remodeled almost beyond recognition).
Date: May 10, 1980
Creator: McDaniel, David
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Luther Fire

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of smoldering ruins of building. Caption: "Ruins still smolder after $300,000 fire ravaged the Luther business district." In 2018, this area on South Main Street is a park area commonly called Veteran Memorial and Freedom Center.
Date: August 29, 1970
Creator: Aker, Joe
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Kathy Railroad near Luther, Oklahoma

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Fenced Katy right-of-way outside Luther marks a portion of the controversial hiking trail proposed between Oklahoma City and the Arcadia reservoir." This would have been taken from what is today (2018) Luther Road, looking westward along the Katy tracks. This intersection was just north of the old bridge over the Deep Fork River. The tracks have been removed and when the bridge was replaced, the northern approach was remodeled.
Date: December 27, 1976
Creator: Oklahoma Publishing Company
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bridge over Wild Horse Creek, Luther, Oklahoma

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Bill Arthur, Luther town board chairman, is seeking funding to repair the bridge over Wild Horse Creek on U. S. 66 one-quarter mile east of town. The only results so far is some brick blocking placed on the supporting structure under one of the weak spots." Probably the South side of the bridge.
Date: April 21, 1977
Creator: Peck, Gail
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

First Christian Church, Luther, Oklahoma

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "BIRD'S EYE VIEW of Luther's new First Christian Church shows off the new building erected after fire destroyed the churches former building in February of 1961." Photo was probably taken from the old water tower.
Date: August 17, 1962
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Charles Wilson, Luther, Oklahoma

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "With Luther Lions' public address announcer Charles Wilson you get just the facts, ma'am." In the background is the announcer's booth on the west side of E.E. Cox Field. The football field was replaced by a commercial area.
Date: September 19, 1991
Creator: Argo, Jim
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Luther Oklahoma Police Car

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Luther's old police cruiser, a 1977 Ford, has been sold for $500." The car is parked on the west side of Main Street, in the gap left by the 1970's fire. The back corner of the VFW building, which was left standing to buttress its surviving neighbor, is a distinguishing feature. The wall behind the car still stands in 2018.
Date: July 17, 1979
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma-Texas Airlines, Lawton, Oklahoma

Description: Caption: "A crowd of approximately 100 businessmen witnessed the takeoff of the Oklahoma-Texas Airline's passenger plane on its maiden trip, here Tuesday morning. This pictures shows the hangar at Lawton Municipal Airport operated by Lieut. Joe Reed, army reserve pilot." The airport was dedicated on Labor Day 1930. Joe Reed operated the airport and opened a flying school. His flying school sign can be seen in this photo. In 1931 Oklahoma-Texas Airlines began operations out of the airport which Reed later purchased from Paul Branniff and renamed it Reed Airlines. The location in 2018 of the current Lawton Public Works Building was the original hanger for the original Lawton Airport.
Date: April 18, 1931
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society