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300 Bean Pods

Description: Caption says, "A-302 Soy Beans. Showing production of seed. 300 bean pods, two beans per pod. Seed beans averaged 9/16 inch in length. Good variety for production of soy bean seed but of very little value for green manure or hay. Refer to photographs Nos. A-309 and A-294."
Date: August 29, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

[2012.201.B0051.0059]

Description: Two men and a young boy are shown inspecting the burned shell of a crop dusting plane in the middle of a field. Photo was taken during the day in a dirt field. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "BURNED WRECKAGE of a crop dusting plane"
Date: September 6, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0204]

Description: A large crowd of on-lookers at a plane crash near Altus, Oklahoma. The man in the foreground is wearing a holstered weapon. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash at Altus"
Date: June 12, 1934
Creator: Moore Studio
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0205]

Description: Large crowd of on-lookers at a plane crash site as workers load wreckage into a truck. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash at Altus (June 10 1934) Airplane being taken out by wrecker."
Date: June 10, 1934
Creator: Moore Studio
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0207]

Description: A crowd of men, women and children surround a plane crash near Altus, Oklahoma. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash at Altus (June 10)."
Date: June 12, 1934
Creator: Moore Studio
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0208]

Description: A crumpled and wrecked airplane lies upside down in the middle of a field with wheels in the air. Harry Hentschel was killed in the accident. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Harry Hentschel killed by airplane crash."
Date: July 5, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0278]

Description: Two men setting up sonar equipment in the bed of a truck. A third man is getting a sailboat ready to launch. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Sonar equipment has been brought into the now week-old search for a missing plane and its pilot believed to have gone down in Lake Altus. A strut and wheel from the single-engine private aircraft of Altus attorney Stansell Whiteside was discovered last Friday, but the rest of the wreckage has eluded divers and is believed to be buried in the lake bottom silt. Here a specialist team from a Louisiana salvage firm adjusts sonar equipment before joining the search Tuesday."
Date: March 21, 1979
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0279]

Description: Photo of a cameraman taking pictures of an aircraft that has been retrieved from a lake. The plane is upside down and two men are examining the wreckage. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The wreckage of a plane believed piloted by Altus attorney Stansell Whiteside is inspected by authorities after it was retrieved from the bottom of Altus Reservoir where it was found Thursday. Divers had failed in their efforts to locate Whiteside's body. The plane apparently crashed March 15."
Date: March 26, 1979
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0338]

Description: A man is peering into the cabin of a small plane that is laying upside down just past a runway. Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "STRONG CROSS-WINDS flipped this Cessna 172 as Larry Waller, an Altus businessman, taxied for a takeoff in Altus Tuesday."
Date: April 13, 1971
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0311.0473]

Description: Photograph is of a man in a military flight suit sitting at a desk signing paperwork. Caption: "First Lt. Arthur L. Dozier of the 11th Air Refueling Squadron at Altus Air Force Base recently took the reins of responsibility as an aircraft commander of a KC-135 Stratotanker."
Date: May 30, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0422.0253]

Description: Photograph is of two boys wearing plaid shirts each leading a calf by a leash. There is a man standing near the boys and calves holding the leash to one of the calves while the boy is shaving the hair of the calf. Caption: "Big league help is given brothers Keith and Don McCombs of Warren in Jackson county. They are headed for the Oklahoma 4-H and FFA Livestock Show in Oklahoma City, March 11-15 with their steers. The helper is former Jackson county 4-H member Eddie Fisher, star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, spending the winter months on his youth baseball camp at Warren. Keith, left, is 13 and Don 12. Both are members of the Warren 4-H club."
Date: March 3, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Administration Buildings

Description: Caption says, "A-42 Altus Project. Photograph showing the administration section of the rock quarry. The sheet iron building at the left is the new compressor house, the building beyond the new ambulance is the store room and the building to the right is the headquarters building with a new bulletin board to the right of the entrance."
Date: January 16, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Aerial Shot of Dempsey Bros. Farm Windbreaks

Description: Photograph of an aerial shot of windbreaks on the Dempsey Bros. farm and the surrounding area in the Southeastern corner of the Greer County Soil Conservation District. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Dempsey Bros. farm on extremely sandy soil in the Southeastern corner of the Greer County Soil Conservation District, Northeast of Blair, Okla. The first plantings were made in 1935 and the pattern gradually enlarged during the ensuing years. Cropland, vineyards, and the farm buildings all lie within the same protecting scheme. The Dempsey Bros. claim great benefits in soil stabilization and in increased crop and orchard yields. Their fruit has been saved many times."
Date: September 27, 1949
Creator: Postlethwaite, Hermann
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Aerial View of Stinking Creek

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Stinking Creek. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Aerial view of Stinking Creek. The alluvial soils are Port clay loam and the principal uplands are Tillman-Hollister soils. Much of the land is in irrigated cotton."
Date: September 1958
Creator: Bailey, O. F.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

African Millet

Description: Caption says, "A-306 Grain Sorghum, silage crop. African Millet variety. Average height, 6 feet. Chinch bug and drought resistant. Test shows greater drought resistance but less response to irrigation than Atlas Sargo (Photograph No. A-304). Produced 170 pounds per 50 linear feet, one row."
Date: August 29, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

African Millet and Dwarf Yellow Millo

Description: Caption says, "A-293 Chinch bug resistant African Millet. Notice bare spot in right background where chinch bugs have completely ruined Dwarf Yellow Millo. Non-irrigated. Contrast with photograph No. A-292."
Date: July 2, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Air Compressor Room

Description: Caption says, "A-94 Official Photograph. Flash photograph taken from rear of air compressor room, showing air intake pipe and screening unit at top of pipe."
Date: April 28, 1941
Creator: Breitenstein, Frank C.
Partner: Museum of the Western Prairie

Altus Central Station

Description: Photograph of the Altus, OK, FD members and apparatus lined up in front of the Central Fire Station. The photo date was 1957. The members names are hand-written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1957
Partner: Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
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