These 14 Photos Of Oklahoma In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing
Who loves looking back at the Sooner State and taking a trip down memory lane? We do! We’ve looked at the
Great Depression, 1950s and 1960s in Oklahoma, and now it’s time to see some memories from the 1970s. It was a decade full of changes for Oklahoma due to the oil industry and many advancements in national defense, weather prediction and transportation. Featured below are 14 mesmerizing photos in Oklahoma during the 1970s that showcase some memories during this decade.
1. The military is preparing for departure on this C-5 aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, 1972.
2. Downtown Lawton is filled with activity on this day in May, 1972.
3. This young man is receiving his pilot wings from Vance AFB, 1970.
4. Outside the largest airport in the state, Will Rogers Airport, November of 1971.
5. Meers in 1973 looks very similar to its current appearance.
6. Downtown Oklahoma City - a growing metropolis in 1974.
7. The first tornado captured by the NSSL doppler radar and NSSL chase personnel - Union City, May 24, 1973.
8. Anadarko Indian Village in rural Oklahoma, 1975.
9. Rex, "The Wonder Dog," from the Tulsa Police Department in 1975. His resume included 206 apprehensions, found missing children and saved multiple officer's lives.
10. Loew's Delman on 15th Street in Tulsa, May of 1976.
11. This couple is onboard Amtrak's Lone Star as it just crossed over into Oklahoma. They are discussing their plans in a passenger car, June of 1974.
12. The Lone Star passenger train slowly makes its way past debris which resulted from a freight train derailment in Oklahoma. The derailment disrupted rail traffic for two days, June of 1974.
13. Amtrak's baggage cart at Pauls Valley train station, 1974.
14. NSSL's first Doppler Weather Radar located in Norman, 1973. 1970s research using this radar led to NWS NEXRAD WSR-88D radar network.
Do you remember any of these photos/events in the 1970s? If so, tell us more about them!
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