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The George Winn Collection

The George Winn Collection

The Oklahoma Railway Co. operated from 1903 to 1947 and during its heyday it was the chief means of transportation for residents throughout central Oklahoma. On February 6, 1903, the Oklahoman headline read, “Car Service Next Monday,” and indeed it was. The article tells a brief story about a “Boomer” who had witnessed a trial run. He had sighted “the modern...

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The OKC Vintage Matchbook Collection Photos

The OKC Vintage Matchbook Collection Photos

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The OKC Vintage Matchbook Collection

The OKC Vintage Matchbook Collection

Step inside the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Balliet’s or any trendy restaurant, and chances are there will not be any customized matchbooks provided by the host. But throughout much of the 1900s, matchbooks were commonplace in the hospitality industry – and were a thriving conduit for advertising around the world. According to the American Matchbook Collecting Club, tens of thousands of...

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Dolores Restaurant Collection Documents

Dolores Restaurant Collection Documents

Dolores Menu 1 - Dolores Menu 2 -

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Dolores Restaurant Collection Photos

Dolores Restaurant Collection Photos

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