These Photos Of Oklahoma In The 1960s Are Mesmerizing
As we look back to a decade of tragedy and triumph in America, we find that life in Oklahoma was still emerging and rising above its challenges in the 1960s. Every decade carries special moments and advancements, and one of our favorite things to feature are vintage photos of each decade. Here is a look at 13 mesmerizing photos of Oklahoma during the 1960s:
1. Quiktrip at 56th and Lewis in Tulsa, taken in 1965.
2. Oklahoma City Bus Station, circa 1960.
3. Oklahoma Turner Turnpike, 1960.
4. The Southland shopping center at 41st and Yale in Tulsa. It opened in 1965 as Southland Center. It was converted in the early 1980s to an indoor mall, dubbed Promenade, which still exists today.
5. On October 29, 1961, President John F. Kennedy visited Big Cedar, Oklahoma. President Kennedy formally dedicated State Highway 103 - a two-lane highway through the Kiamichi Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma.
6. Here was the crowd of over 25,000 people that came out to see President Kennedy in 1961.
7. A late 1960s environmental-era Phillips 66 service station in Bartlesville.
8. The State Capitol Bank, located in Oklahoma City, was designed by Robert B. Roloff in 1962 and completed in 1964.
9. Cimarron County Bank in Black Mesa Country, taken in 1960.
10. An aerial view of the state capitol and surrounding Oklahoma City in 1963.
11. These boys had their mom drive them to Oklahoma from Kansas in 1967, to get these flying saucers from a man that invented them in the Sooner State.
12. A tornado in Enid on June 5, 1966.
13. Broadway Street in Oklahoma City, 1962.
Watch the video below to see President Kennedy in Big Cedar, Oklahoma in 1961.
Don’t you love seeing Oklahoma in every decade? It’s amazing how much has changed!
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