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Leo Sanders Collection Photos

Leo Sanders Collection Photos

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Leo Sanders Collection

Leo Sanders Collection

Leo C. Sanders was born in Union City, Oklahoma (south of El Reno), on April 2, 1894. He worked his way through the University of Oklahoma, earning his degree in civil engineering in 1920. A laborer at 19, a general contractor sought after by the nation’s leading builders at 35. It was said that Sanders could level entire business blocks overnight, set foundations over weekends and left...

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The Bricktown Collection Photos

The Bricktown Collection Photos

FNB - Construction Wholesale District 1890s-1950s 88 Photos Bricktown Decline 15&

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The Bricktown Collection

The Bricktown Collection

It started with a gunshot – Legally, there were no residents at all in Oklahoma City when gunshots rang out on April 22, 1889. The shots heralded what may be one of the most sudden births of a city in the history of mankind. The Land Run of 1889 offered hope and opportunity for anyone brave enough to stake their lots and gamble their fortunes that a great city would rise at Oklahoma...

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The Hales Collection

The Hales Collection

These photographs of the WT Hales Collection pull us into an older, distant world where most of our current landmarks disappear into a surprisingly elegant architecture which is mostly lost. Who were these people who, 100 years ago, were able to erect elegant, timeless structures on freshly turned prairie soil? The columns and marble in the Security Building and State Bank Buildings show...

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