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[Photograph 2012.201.TP0392.0509]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This white-pillared Shawnee hall was first structure at OBU and its gothic beauty has been the pattern for all the others that dr. Raley has built."
Date: December 18, 1959
Creator: 3rd Party
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0357.0074]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington, left, and his aid, George Benedict jr., keep busy trying to lure new business from other states."
Date: December 14, 1959
Creator: AP Newsfeatures
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0072.0472]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Starting five for bowling Green's All-College entry are shown here as they look forward to Oklahoma City's 24th annual basketball classic starting Monday at Municipal Auditorium."
Date: December 23, 1959
Creator: ATHLETIC NEWS SERVICE
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1109.0070]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Soloist: Miss Elinor Ross, soloist for the Ladies Music Club Wednesday afternoon, has programmed four "Songs Of Tropical Forest," by Heitor Villa-Lobos, under whose baton she introduced the songs in this country last July."
Date: October 14, 1959
Creator: Abresch, James
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0301.0016]

Description: Photograph is of four people standing in the yard of a home. A young boy is sitting on a bike looking up at an older man holding the bike handlebars while an older boy and mother are standing in front and behind the bike watching the boy. Caption: "OKLAHOMANS are famous for their wanderings, but a tall, blond Air Force captain from Weatherford is a good candidate to outrank them all. He's Capt. Dwight Deming, recently arrived in Midwest City from West Palm Beach Fla., as a C - 124 instructor with the Tinker Air Force base 1707th Wing."
Date: June 22, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0114]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "CHRISTMAS CARNAGE costing eight lives in Oklahoma since Wednesday is typified by this lethal junk pile. It is what's left of a car involved in a collision Thursday night at SW 15 and May. Harry holiday, 76, of 2708 SW 60, was killed. His wife and their son, John, 34, remained in "very serious" condition Saturday in Mercy hospital."
Date: December 26, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0116]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "FIVE-CAR PILE UP- caused by a young motorist's glance at a ditch-digging machine--resulted in this mile-long traffic jam on the north bypass at the Wednesday evening rush hour. With in 15 minutes after the accident occurred at 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania intersection, cars had backed up all the way to Western. Police charged Margaret Ackors, 20 of 3012 NW 19, with negligent driving. Her car plowed into the rear of the one ahead, setting off a chain reaction involving three other vehicles. Miss Ackors was the only one injured, however."
Date: September 23, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0197]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SHATTERING FORCE splintered concrete posts like matchsticks Friday when a California-bound car carrying two brothers slammed into a turnpike bridge. Wreckage from the car littered the bridge floor (above) and the impact made shambles of the car's interior (right). Charles E. Burgess of Lima, Ohio, and his younger brother, Richard Burgess, were critically injured in one of the worst one-car crack-ups in turnpike history."
Date: January 22, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0198]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "IMPALED ON A RAIL Thursday morning this car represented what a patrol trooper called the state's worst single car turnpike wreck. Two brothers from Lima, Ohio, were injured, one critically. Charles E. Burgess, 29, was taken to Wesley hospital in critical condition. Richard F. Burgess, 19, a marine private, was taken to Tinker Air Force Base hospital. He was not believed seriously hurt. The patrol said the car ran off Turner Turnpike a mile east of Oklahoma City gate and hit this bridge rail dead center."
Date: January 23, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0199]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SHATTERING FORCE splintered concrete posts like matchsticks Friday when a California-bound car carrying two brothers slammed into a turnpike bridge. Wreckage from the car littered the bridge floor (above) and the impact made shambles of the car's interior (right). Charles E. Burgess of Lima, Ohio, and his younger brother, Richard Burgess, were critically injured in one of the worst one-car crack-ups in turnpike history."
Date: January 22, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0889]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "TWO WERE KILLED when a Santa Fe passenger train hit this car at the SE 44 crossing Monday night. Johnny Weldon Kelly, 20, of 1160 Carter Drive, Del City, was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. A companion, Donald Ragland, 19, of 2300 S Phillips, died later. Another passenger, Clifford Edward Hansen, 18, of 623 SE 49, was hurt. The southbound train knocked the car more than 100 feet."
Date: January 19, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0894]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "TRAFFIC DEATHS 1959 to date, 22; January, 22. 1958 to date, 26; January, 26. Two youths were killed and a companion injured, Monday when their automobile stalled and was struck by a Santa Fe passenger train at the SE 44 street crossing in Capitol Hill. Dead on arrival at Mercy hospital was the driver of the car, Johnny Weldon Kelly, 20, of 1160 Carter drive, Del City. Donald Ragland, 19, of 2300 S Phillips, died later. Also injured was Clifford Edward Hansen, 18, of 623 SE 49. R. C. Rogers, engineer on the Santa Fe local, told police accident investigators L. A. Gramling and L. R. Edwards the automobile paused momentarily before being driven across the right of way, then darted forward and stalled. The vehicle was knocked more than 100 feet and demolished. Hansen Thrown Clear Rogers said the train had just left the Santa Fe downtown station and was traveling about 50 miles an hour. The impact knocked the right door open and Hansen was thrown clear of the wreckage. Hansen told officers at Mercy hospital he and his two companions were en route to a dance in Midwest city. Hansen said door handles on the both sides of the two door sedan were broken off. He said Ragland kept "a small wrench in the car to open the door on the driver's side." "I tried to get out when the car stalled but was unable to reach outside to get a hold of the door handle," he told officers. Tulsan Killed Also A witness to the accident told officers the automobile flew through the air for nearly 75 feet and landed in a ditch."
Date: January 19, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0895]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SHOES MEANT to dance lie forsaken in the twisted wreckage of a car that carries two young men to their deaths Monday night when it was struck by a Santa Fe passenger train at SE 44, Johnny Weldon Kelly, 20, of 7160 Carter dr., Del City, the driver, was killed instantly, and Donald Ragland, 19, of 2300 S Phillips, died in a hospital. A third occupant, Clifford Edward Hansen, 18, of 623 SE 49, escaped with minor injuries. The men were en route to a dance in Midwest City when their car stalled on the tracks."
Date: January 19, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1053]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "OUT OF ACTION because of Thursday`s snowstorm is this Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma bus which overturned, with 16 persons aboard, northeast of Oklahoma City Thursday afternoon. Only one passenger was reported injured. He is Bert Willard Hall, 39, Kaw City, who was treated for cuts and bruises. The driver Lloyd James Ragen, 54, of 2536 NW 13, said the big bus skidded sideways on a hill and overturned."
Date: March 5, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0074.0246]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "champions are the Stillwater pioneers who rebounded from an eligibility ruling which cost the team 22 victories by forfeit."
Date: March 14, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0092.0519]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "A VISITOR FROM TEXAS chatted with officials of the Sportsman's club here Monday and among the group was the man chosen later in the day as president of the club."
Date: January 12, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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