Oklahoma City Rediscovered (Images of America Series)
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Oklahoma City Rediscovered (Images of America Series)

by William D. Welge
     
 

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Oklahoma City has a fascinating history. By 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, the diversity of business, entertainment, industry, manufacturing, and transportation was experiencing rapid development. Contained within Oklahoma City Rediscovered is the story of four aspects of that development: Deep Deuce with the rise of blues and jazz music, town site

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Oklahoma City has a fascinating history. By 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, the diversity of business, entertainment, industry, manufacturing, and transportation was experiencing rapid development. Contained within Oklahoma City Rediscovered is the story of four aspects of that development: Deep Deuce with the rise of blues and jazz music, town site development with the goal of establishing a seat of government with the founding of Capitol Hill, manufacturing that led to the warehouse district that evolved into the premier entertainment area known as Bricktown, and transportation with the love affair of the automobile along a major thoroughfare downtown that was devoted to showcasing the latest models of cars to capture the fancy of the public.

Editorial Reviews

This Images of America entry follows close on the heels of Jim Argo's Oklahoma City Impressions, demonstrating the keen interest in Oklahoma's capital and most populous city. Like Argo's state centennial tribute, Oklahoma City Rediscovered captures the vibrancy of life in the city today, but it also documents its transformation from a Land Run boomtown to its new-millennium prominence as a Great Plains metropolis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738551494
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/25/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,171,106
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


William D. Welge is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He has been associated with the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1977, the last 17 years as director of the research division. A published author, Welge also teaches courses about archives at the University of Oklahoma.

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