Oklahoma City: Land Run to Statehood
Preserving landmark events in historical photographs and insightful narration by local historian Terry L. Griffith, this book breathes new life into Oklahoma City’s fascinating firsts. Featuring many photographs that have never been published before, vintage images culled from the author’s own vast personal collection, and archival images preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society and other collections, this volume documents the stories of prosperity and development of the area’s first settlers.
Oklahoma City: Statehood to 1930
This compilation of more than 200 vintage images, combined with illuminating facts from city directories, newspapers, and first-hand accounts, chronicles Oklahoma City’s unique history from its beginnings in the early 20th century as Packingtown to the Depression. This pictorial retrospective features glimpses into the city’s everyday past, including a pleasant day at Belle Isle, an outing to the state fair, and a meeting with the “father of Oklahoma City,” Henry Samuel Overholser.
Oklahoma City: 1930 to the Millennium
This unique volume showcases more than 200 vintage images from Oklahoma City’s defining years, including photographic documentation of the construction of downtown Oklahoma City’s skyscrapers and modern highways. Take a virtual trip to the Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, Bricktown, and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Avoid the Y2K bug, and be sure to party like it’s 1999 at Opening Night 2000.