Duncan and Stephens County, Oklahoma

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Including some of Oklahoma's earliest and most productive oil fields, Duncan and Stephens County played a major role in the development of America's oil industry. Through historic images, this book focuses on the two themes that emerge from the area's past: first, the settlement, growth, and development of communities with strong, progressive pioneer heritage; and second, the discovery of oil in the late teens, and the development of a petroleum industry with a worldwide reach and impact.Using primarily the archives of the Stephens County Historical Museum, the authors selected photographs that illustrate the two themes of community and oil, and how they impact each other. Highlights include the growth and development of Duncan, Marlow, and Comanche; prosperity from the oil boom; the strongsense of community through the Depression; service in both World War I and World War II; renewed growth following World War II; and contemporary efforts to strengthen the communities.
ISBN: 9780738503134
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Chris Jefferies is currently the director of the On the Chisholm Trial Statue and Museum in Duncan, a board member of the Stephens County Historical Society and Museum, and the executive director of the On the Chisholm Trail Association. Pee Wee Cary is currently the curator at the Stephens County Historical Museum, a board member of the Stephens County Historical Museum, and a professional photographer. Proceeds from this book will directly benefit the Historical Society. Jefferies and Cary have created a pictorial retrospective that will be treasured in Duncan and Stephens County for years to come.
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