Oklahoma August 27, 2016
These 16 Vintage Photos Of Oklahoma Will Warm Your Heart
It’s always fun to find old, vintage photos of people and places you love. Our beloved Sooner State has drastically changed over the years and we found some rare, nostalgic photos that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Here are 16 intriguing photos of the Sooner State and the people that have occupied this great land over the last century and beyond.
1. The Wardway Bus Line – from Muskogee to Tulsa – 1926.
2. Mildred Goodson, 22-year-old motorcycle "delivery girl” – March 20, 1941. Check out the shoes!
3. The construction of the Oklahoma Capitol Building, 1916. This 6-story structure was built on land donated by William F. Harn and John J. Culbertson.
4. Mr. and Mrs. Will Rogers, November 1928. Who remembers this quote? “We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.”
5. Tom Mix riding a Henderson motorcycle in the 1919 film, “Hell Roarin’ Reform” – directed by Edward LeSaint.
6. The Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in downtown Oklahoma City opened in August 1916, and soon produced its first cars for regional distribution.
7. Six Oklahoma City police officers with motorcycles, 1912.
8. “Leading Fox’s Mud Lodge,” 1886.
9. Davison Silo, Ellison County built in 1918. The silo stood 36-feet-tall and had 14 sides of all wood. It was topped with a roof of 14 wedge sections reaching to a pinnacle crowned by a 14-sided cupola.
10.Women at the American Indian Exposition in Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1947.
11. In 1941, the town of Berwyn was renamed “Gene Autry” in honor of Gene Autry. An estimated 35,000 people attended the ceremony, including Oklahoma's governor, Leon Phillips.
12. Woman drawing water at a well, 1900.
13. Horseback riding, 1900.
14. “Indian Village, near Craterville Park, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma” - date unknown.
15. Mabel Hackney Tompkins performing at a Wild West Show (Ponca City) with her horse Sky Rocket in 1907.
16. Modern day Stroud, Oklahoma, 1906. Prior to 1907 statehood, it was one of Oklahoma Territory's notorious "whiskey towns."
If you love vintage photographs, take a look at these
rare photos of Oklahoma in the 1930s.