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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

Aerial Shot of Infertile Overwash and Floodplain Scour Caused by Storm of May 18-19 on Cow Creek Five Miles Southeast of Comanche

Description: Photograph of an aerial shot of infertile overwash and floodplain scour caused by storm of May 18-19 on Cow Creek five miles southeast of Comanche. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Infertile overwash and floodplain scour caused by storm of May 18-19 on Cow Creek."
Date: May 23, 1955
Creator: Brune, G. M.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0158]

Description: A daylight photograph of the Magnolia Pipeline Company's pumping station near Addington in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, and Comanche in Stephens County, Oklahoma. The structure is engulfed in fire and smoke, the cause of which was unknown. Editing notes and marks are visible on the image. Caption: "A fire of undetermined origin wrecked the Magnolia Pipeline Co.'s Addington pumping station near Comanche Tuesday with loss estimates running as high as $1 million."
Date: May 23, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 67.0286]

Description: Photograph is of groups of people standing outside of a single story brick building while smoke rises from roof. Firemen are standing on top of the building spraying hoses into the building and on the remaining roof. Caption: "LOSS WAS ESTIMATED AT $200,000 in this fire Sunday, which destroyed the Lindley hospital, the largest hospital in Duncan. Firemen evacuated 25 patients, including many children, before starting their fight on the fast spreading flames."
Date: December 23, 1957
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

Caucasian Bluestem

Description: Photograph of Caucasian Bluestem grass planted in spring of 1959. Good stand was secured where tractor tires firmed the soil. Few plants were established on loose soil. Fred Fortney, Soil Conservationist. Zanies loam soil.
Date: November 19, 1959
Creator: Fry, Chester
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Construction of Flood Prevention/Municipal Structure at Site #22, Wildhorse Creek

Description: Photograph of three UNIDENTIFED workers constructing a flood prevention/municipal structure at Site #22, Wildhorse Creek near Marlow, Oklahoma. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Flood Prevention Structure. Forms and steel in place in base of municipal structure."
Date: January 3, 1957
Creator: Cornforth, Kenneth
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Eight UNIDENTIFED Workers Grouting Working Platform For Prevention/Municipal Structure at Site #22, Wildhorse Creek

Description: Photograph of eight UNIDENTIFIED workers grouting working platform for prevention/municipal structure at Site #22, Wildhorse Creek. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Flood Prevention Structure. Halliburton cementing truck grouting working platform under the municipal structure."
Date: December 6, 1956
Creator: Cornforth, Kenneth
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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