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BASEMENT BOX 67.0169

Description: Photograph taken during evening hours of three men inspecting an explosives truck after a fire. Caption: "Looking at dynamite compartment of truck that suddenly burst into flames near Ringling are driver Clinton Carline and Capt. Clarence C. Greenhill and Sgt. Doyle Nichols of Fort Sill."
Date: November 21, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 67.0553

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of building destroyed in fire. Firemen spray water toward the crumbling facade. Caption: "Tumbling wall of a theater building in downtown Ringling."
Date: January 12, 1970
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0651]

Description: Photograph is of the burnt remains of a building with burnt debris laying on the ground and a few burnt beams still standing. This photograph was taken in the day time. Caption: "Four persons died when fire swept this four-room frame home in Waurika."
Date: December 28, 1965
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0466]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "WAURIKA, Nov. 12. --- (Special.) ----- Victor Eckler, county attorney of Jefferson county, said Tuesday that manslaughter charges will be filed against Truman "Monk" Izard, 24-year-old driver of the truck which crashed Monday night into an automobile near Waurika, killing four persons and injuring seven, two of them probably fatally. "My information will allege that Izard was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed," said Eckler. The charge will be filed late Tuesday or Wednesday, he said. At the Waurika hospital, where the seven injured passengers were taken, Dr.s D. B. Collins and J. R. Hollingsworth said two of the injured, both small girls, are near death. They are not expected to survive the day. Bodies of their mothers and of two other children, battered and mangled, lie in the Earl C. Morris undertaking establishment. The accident, Oklahoma's greatest single highway catastrophe this year, occurred early Monday night on U. S. No. 81 eight miles north of Waurika. As nine persons sat huddled in the 1929 model car and two stood on the running board, the truck roared into it from behind, killing the four instantly. As Jefferson county authorities sought to establish a complete case before filing the charge, a controversy was raging over whether the tail light of the automobile was burning. The dead are: MRS. W. V. GRIFFIN, 35 years old. MRS GEORGE GRIFFIN COWART, 18 years old, daughter of Mrs. Griffin. JUANITA GRIFFIN, 4-year-old daughter of Mrs. Griffin. JOYCE GRIFFIN, 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Griffin. The two who are not expected to survive the day are: Rose Griffin, 9 year old, daughter of Mrs. Griffin suffering from a skull fracture and broken leg. Frances Nadine Cowart 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Cowart, suffering …
Date: November 12, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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