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[2012.201.B0051.0014]

Description: Nighttime photo of a group of men excavating plane wreckage with a shovel. An Oklahoma Highway Patrolman is holding a flash light. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Workers are shown digging in the wreckage of a T-33 jet trainer after it crashed into a plowed field and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan. the explosion blasted a crater 15 feet deep-- Jet Pilot Killed In State Crash- A T-33 jet trainer from Perrin Air Force base, Texas, crashed in flames and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan Friday night, killing the pilot and scattering wreckage over a wide area. The trainer was one of two planes running interception drills at 29,000 feet over southwestern Oklahoma. Tinker Air Force base officers here said they suddenly lost radio contact with one plane and never heard from it again. A fisherman on Lake Duncan 2 1/2 miles southwest of the crash scene said "he saw the jet pass overhead in flames and suddenly go into a nosedive. Then there was a muffled explosion" said the witness, Froggy Green of Duncan, who rowed ashore and drove over to the wreckage. The fiery crash, at 10:25 PM attracted several hundred curious residents from Duncan. The explosion blasted a crater 15 feet deep and the engine was buried in the ground. Pieces of wreckage, none more than three feet long, were scattered 150 yards away in the plowed field. Identification of the pilot was withheld pending notification of next of kin. Tinker officials said there was no indications of what went wrong. The pilot was blown to bits."
Date: October 31, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0287]

Description: Photograph is a large group of people observing a burning brick building with smoke billowing from the top.Firemen are spraying hoses in the background on the building. Photograph was taken in the daytime. Caption: "DOWNTOWN DUNCAN was full of smoke and people Sunday as a $500,000 fire swept through a half block of business. This picture taken by Rollin Cox, an executive with Halliburton Oil Cementing Co., looks north at the unit block of North street from the busy intersection of Ninth and Main."
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0288]

Description: Photograph is of a corner of a multiple story building that smoke is billowing out of the top and broken windows. There are two prominent electrical poles near the building in the image. Part of the brick walls of the structure have collapsed.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0289]

Description: Photograph is of a group of unidentified people observing a fire of a multiple story brick storage building. Tires are strewn on the ground around the men observing the fire. A smaller group of men are holding a fire hose spraying on the top corner of the building. Smoke is rising from where the roof once existed. part of the walls have collapsed into the center of the structure.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0290]

Description: Photograph is of a multiple story building that has smoke rising out of the where the roof once was. The windows are missing and the brick has burnt marks. A man is outside the building near a car by a fence.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0291]

Description: Photograph is of a large group of people in the street observing and helping to spray water from fire hoses on multiple buildings that are burning on a main street. Debris, rubble and water is in the street in front of the crowd.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0292]

Description: Photograph is of three groups of unidentified people each holding open fire hoses on a multiple level building that smoke is billowing out of the top. The buildings appear to be on a main street and the cafe is the closest seen in the photo that is completely consumed by smoke and missing a roof due to an active fire.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0293]

Description: Photograph is of a group of men in the middle of the street holding an open fire hose on a smoking building on a street with other buildings. Smoke is billowing down the street.
Date: September 14, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0245.0738]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Erle P. Halliburton, 65, founder and chairman of Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co., with headquarters in Duncan, died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital."
Date: May 8, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0289B.0616]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Dotted line shows where the new U. S. 81 right of way intersects the Circle Inn, a cafe on the highway curve south of the Marlow city limits. The right of way line would pass behind the cafe's serving counter. This building will br torn down."
Date: September 9, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0409.0057]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "L-R: Mrs. Wilfred Tapper, wife of Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. vice-president, Wilfred Tapper; Mrs. johnston Murray, who accompanied the governor to Duncan; and Mrs. Grover Kilgore, wife of Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. vice-president Grover Kilgore."
Date: May 8, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0418B.0565]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "C. E. Price, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Agriculture committee, Jean Matthews, soil conservationist, and Giles Spencer, farmer, left to right, examine a sample of vetch as they prepare for the annual county soil conservation field tour."
Date: 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0913.0254]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "THREE DUNCAN RESIDENTS who will tour Europe this summer as members of the Study Abroad Tour sponsored by Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., are (left to right) Mrs. Lauraleen Moore, vocal music director at Duncan high school; Miss Corinne Russell and Miss Margaret Babcock."
Date: June 22, 1953
Creator: Peterson, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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