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[Photograph 2012.201.B0261.0066]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This is one of the few turns Interstate 40 takes as it carries traffic across Oklahoma at 85 miles an Hour, well over the posted limit. Lee Alan Gutkind keeps his motorcycle's Light on as a safety measure."
Date: June 1, 1972
Creator: AP NEWSFEATURE
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Pine Plantation

Description: Photograph of an 11 year old Loblolly pine plantation. Planted on 6x7 spacing on old cropland. Thinned for the first time, Jan. 1972, after 11 growing seasons. Ruston hfs soil.
Date: March 6, 1972
Creator: Adam, Frank
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 66.0253]

Description: A photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. The image shows three firemen using a water hose to extinguish a fire in insulating material at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Caption: "Firemen pour water on pile of insulating material in the exhibit hall of Myriad Convention Center where fire caused damage approaching $50,000 this morning."
Date: March 9, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 66.0259

Description: Thick smoke smoldering from a structural fire that obscures the view. Caption: "Smoke pours through north doors of Myriad exhibit hall, resembling heavy fog."
Date: March 9, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Basement Box 66.0265]

Description: Photograph displays three firemen handling a firehose with a roaring fire consuming a metal building in the background. One of the firemen has his back turned to the camera, showing "GOMEZ OCFD" Caption: "Firemen set up another hose to battle the Monday morning Public Supply warehouse blaze, which destroyed the building and contents."
Date: March 28, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 66.0269

Description: Four firemen, one on balcony of burning building, Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Firemen examine charred exterior of Sooner Apartments section where fire damaged four units late this morning."
Date: February 7, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 66.0270]

Description: A daytime photograph taken at an apartment building fire in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The image shows firemen standing near an exterior stairway surrounded by debris. Orange wax pencil editorial marks are visible on the photo. Caption: "Damages estimated at $10,000 to the building and $4,000 to contents resulted today from a fire in an apartment building at 5700 NW 23."
Date: January 31, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 66.0276]

Description: A daylight photograph of a two-alarm fire at a plumbing supply warehouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The image shows a fireman with water hoses near the engulfed structure and under burning electrical wires. Red and green wax pencil editing marks are visible on the photograph. Caption: "Flames engulf south end of plumbing warehouse during two-alarm fire."
Date: April 3, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[BASEMENT BOX 66.0277]

Description: A daytime photograph of a suspicious residential fire in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The image shows a small dwelling with its roof ablaze. Red and black wax pencil editing marks are visible on the photograph. Caption: "Fire blamed on arson eats through roof of shack."
Date: May 22, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 66.0301

Description: Photograph of a firefighter leaning out a door marked "Hotel" talking to a police officer. Caption: "Nichols Hills Officer Donald Keas, left, and fire Lt. Melvin Carton stand at back door of the Next Door Club where an unidentified man's burned body was found this morning."
Date: July 20, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

BASEMENT BOX 66.0314

Description: Photograph of firefighters driving water from a hallway using shovels and squeegees. Caption: "A fireman cleans up water pumped into the Mark Twain Elementary School"
Date: January 3, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.1155]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Joe Aker says there was a pretty bad accident in front of Morris Chevrolet about 9:30 and he got pictures of it. One man appeared seriously hurt."
Date: June 25, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.1160]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Injured man at NW 52" and May was Lee G. Gill, 77, 2208 NW, 14 an attorney en route to his office at 2827 NW 63. No one else brought into Baptist. He was alone in his car and had knee and hand injuries." Staff Photo by Joe Aker. Original Photo 06/25/72. Published on 06/29/72."
Date: June 25, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0497]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Forlornly-crumpled motorcycle is one aftermath of a fatal crash involving two cars and two cycles Sunday night in Del City. Rider of this one, Larry Wayne Stuart, 26, of 4736 Elmview, was tossed off before the cycle slid under a car. The other cyclist, who was killed, was Farrel John Young, 21, 2816 S Bryant."
Date: April 24, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0498]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Death rode with young man on this motorcycle. another picture, Page II. A young man was killed and five other persons escaped serious injury Sunday night in a spectacular, flaming collision involving two motorcycles and two cars in Del City. The fatal explosion was witnessed by a Del City policeman, who arrived at the scene to find his wife and his own family car were involved. Dead is Farrel John Young, 21, of 1808 S Bryant, who suffered a broken neck. Del City Officer Don Phillips said he was on routine patrol, just before going off duty, when the crash occurred at 9:05 PM in the 3300 block Vickie Drive. Phillips said Young and another motorcyclist, Larry Wayne Stuart, 26, of 4736 Elmview -each with a teen-aged girl as a passenger- were drag racing north on Vickie. The officer said Young's cycle slammed into the right rear door of a car driven by David Lockler, 21, of 624 SW 59, who was making a left turn onto Woodview. Phillips said he had seen the two motorcyclists moments earlier from his vantage point on a rise. "I saw them speeding down through there, and saw the explosion, so I just took off down there," he said. Phillip said he saw the flaming bike shoot straight up into the air."
Date: April 24, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0684]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "GASOLINE PUMP lies in a mangled heap after being struck by an auto in Norman Sunday afternoon. Norman police said Cleo Tevis, 55 Norman, was cited for reckless driving and transporting an open bottle following the crash at a service station at Lindsay and McGree streets. No one was injured."
Date: February 7, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0363]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Slick roads apparently caused Gene Casey, 34, of Checotah, to lose control of his truck in the eastbound lane of I-40 at the Tinker Diagonal Friday, the Highway Patrol said."
Date: October 20, 1972
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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