April 24 2009 at 09:23:01 Name: Jim Reid Topic: Picking Up Far-Away Stations
Comments: When working at KTUL, when we weren't on the air, we
would usually get WFAA in Dallas on our on-air monitors.
One night during Monday Night Football, there was a little pop in the audio
and our air signal looked a little grainy. I told whoever was in engineering
to check with the transmitter. Meanwhile, our station ID insert came up.
When the ABC logo appeared, I punched in the ID, only to see WFAA come up.
We had gone off the air, but since we both carried ABC programming, I didn't
even know it.
Plus, a confirmation letter ("QSL") from John Bushnell, KVOO chief station
away last year. Wow.
April 23 2009 at 20:10:50 Name: Daniel Wright Topic: The Brook Comments: Dave, I think you are speaking of the former
Brook theater now a restaurant. One of the projectors was on display there
last I knew.
April 23 2009 at 19:41:57 Name: Dave Topic: Way long distance TV Comments: I may be able to top the long distance TV stories.
Late one summer afternoon in the early 1960s in Tulsa, we were flipping past
Channel 4 and got a reasonably clear signal of a weatherman in front of a
map. But he was speaking French and the map was of Canada. It was a station
somewhere in Quebec.
A little later we were getting a station on 4 from Cleveland. Still later
we were reduced to just getting WKY from OKC for awhile before everything
April 23 2009 at 14:40:57 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Norelco Todd-AO projectors
Comments: Just a note with regard to the Norelco Todd-AO projectors
installed in the Rialto, then later moved to the Brook.
Norelco began serial numbers at 601. The above mentioned machines are numbers
638 and 639. Most earlier models were installed at Todd-AO facilities in
L.A. I understand that one of the "Tulsa" machines is on display near its
last home somewhere in Brookside. It's a bit of a sad end for a such a classic
projector, but at least it didn't end up in a dumpster.
By the way, the two machines still in active use in the Paramount Theatre
here in L.A. are serial numbers 684 and 685. The pictures they produce put
modern digital video projectors to shame. Film is to video as real audio
is to MP3.
April 23 2009 at 12:50:59 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: TV DXing Comments: As mentioned before here, at KTUL in the 70s,
we had a very expensive and accurate Conrac tuner for monitoring in Engineering.
Somedays before 8 signed on, the station on channel 8 owned by the family
of former Huey Long bud James K. Noe signed on (KNOE-TV). We could see their
running of the National Anthem and then we usually signed on and blanked
everything out on 8 in Tulsa.
I think I may have also mentioned Ed "Moe" Morris' Vietnam-era story about
the aircraft carrier which he served on. They were leaving San Francisco
and going near the Golden Gate when command ordered all radar on and up at
full power. The radar knocked all the SFO TV stations' signals off-air.
April 23 2009 at 12:32:36 Name: Erick Topic: Out of town stations Comments: In addition to the Tulsa World, the Daily
Oklahoman's Sunday TV supplement carried listings for stations in Tulsa,
Amarillo, Wichita, Ada, Ardmore, and the Lawton/Wichita Falls market. As
mentioned, this was for folks who lived outside of the city that were able
to pick up these other stations.
I believe that KWTV in OKC was on Muskogee cable for several years. After
the June 1974 tornadoes shut down the Tulsa TV stations, Tulsa Cable briefly
carried WKY (now KFOR) in OKC to provide weather warnings.
It's sad that with the demise of analog TV, it will be more difficult to
carry on one of my favorite childhood pasttimes...TV DX'ing!
April 23 2009 at 11:46:12 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Watching long distance TV
Comments: The previous posting is right.
When I was in high school in Blackwell, OK during the early TV daze, my parents
and I would watch, mostly, WKY in OKC, and on some days a couple of Wichita
stations. A bit later Channel 5 in Enid came on and we could get it pretty
well. But we could never pick up that other station out of Tulsa---oh yes,
KOTV, I think it was called.
We had to go over to my uncle's place in Ponca City to watch what was going
at Channel Six. KOTV's tower was then to the NW of Tulsa, fairly close to
Ponca but not close enough to Blackwell, 'bout 20 miles onto the NW of
April 23 2009 at 09:27:35 Name: M Terry Topic: Out-of-town TV Email: M Terry at Cox dot Net Comments: I believe in the early 60s there were still people
in what would now be called the metropolitan area who watched both WKY and
the station in Joplin because they had rather large outside antennas. Of
course there would be the rare ocassion where distant stations could be picked
up late a night with rabbit ears after our stations signed off at midnight.
One night after KVOO signed off there suddenly appeared another TV station,
which was very interesting. I watched it long enough to realize it was a
station in Alabama.
April 23 2009 at 04:54:08 Name: Joe Topic: ABC Movie of the Week Email: email@example.com Comments: If you want to see a blast from the past, the open
and bump animations for the ABC Movie of the Week, and the CBS Late Movie
(both from around the early 70s) are posted on Youtube. Once you see them,
you'll recognize them immediately. It was quite a joy to see them after more
than 30 years ago.
The punch Avery Schreiber takes in this clip looks kind of
April 23 2009 at 00:40:46 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: TV tunes / COMBAT!
Comments: Not the best samplings buy when ya need a theme:
Look for several postings re COMBAT! by me
in the past here. I may be one of few who saw the pre-D-Day COMBAT! pilot
movie...whole lotta stars get killed off in that.
April 22 2009 at 20:07:06 Name: Michael D. Trout Topic: Out-of-town TV for Tulsans? Email: michaeldtrout at earthlink
dot net Comments: Recently I found an old scrapbook of mine. Among
the items is an article by a Cynthia Lowry, probably clipped from the Tulsa
World, about the new TV show Combat!, now renewed for a second season. That
would put the date of the article at 1962 or 1963. The article includes a
brief interview with Rick Jason, who played Lt. Gil Hanley. Although I was
and am a Combat! fan, I will omit the article for the sake of brevity. If
anybody's interested, you might be able to talk me into typing it up.
Perhaps of more interest is the TV schedule on the back of the clipping.
Unfortunately, I must have used some gawd-awful glue way back then, and I
can't get at all of it. But it's different from the other Tulsa TV skeds
we see on TTM. This one covers out-of-town stations. Why would the World
include this? Was it for World readers who lived in outlying areas who could
pick up one of these stations? Anyway, here are the stations covered:
Channel 3 KARD Wichita
Channel 4 WKY Oklahoma City
Channel 5 KOKO Oklahoma City
Channel 5 KFSA Fort Smith
Channel 7 KOAM Pittsburg
Channel 9 KSTV Oklahoma City
Channel 10 KAKE Wichita
Channel 12 KODE Joplin
All I can make out are the program listings for part of "Sunday night" and
part of "Monday morning and afternoon." I won't include all the listings,
again for the sake of brevity. But here's an example, for "Sunday night"
on KOAM. Except for the 10:30 slot, it's pretty much the same as the program
list for KARD and WKY:
6:00 p.m. Ensign O'Toole
6:30 Wonderful World of Color
7:30 Car 54, Where Are You?
9:00 Show of the Week
10:30 Going My Way
What the heck was Show of the Week?
I always found those out-of-town TV listings exotic.
April 22 2009 at 20:04:05 Name: Daniel Wright Topic: The Delman Comments: I remember watching the Delman come down. I
was about 10 or 11 and the place had been closed since before I was born.
My babysitter shed tears over the place as did many others. I think it is
a building that in hindsight we will wish we had saved.
April 22 2009 at 19:01:22 Name: Beverly Topic: The Delman
Comments: The Delman was the first theater I was allowed to go
to with just a friend - without our moms. My friend, Kelly, and I went to
see Bambi. That was an exciting day.
Does anyone remember the little gift shop to the west, Jama's? I loved buying
earrings there as a teenager.
April 22 2009 at 18:01:42 Name: Scott Linder Topic: The Delman Theatre Manager
Comments: The Manager of the Delman in the 60s was B.B. Hust,
who was replaced after retirement by Truman Riley sometime in the late 60s.
Mr. Hust was the rotund fellow who always wore a hat and smoked and/or chewed
a cigar every hour of the day, as far as I could tell. Truman Riley went
on to manage at other Adelman properties well into the 70s after the Delman
My thanks to Corky Coble, a Tulsa stagehand and former operator who has been
my friend for more than 40 years.
April 22 2009 at 17:38:19 Name: Jim Forbes Topic: Gary Shore
Comments: As I continue to catch up, stunned to also see we lost
Gary Shore last year.
Not only did we share Bronx and NYU heritage, Gary and I covered Hurricane
Allen, along with photog Brian Sweet in 1980. Gary and Brian first headed
to New Orleans where the category 5 was originally headed. Predictions then
were that if it hit at that strength, the levees would burst and NO would
be destroyed. You'd think they'd have done something about that in the ensuing
Anyway, as the storm turned west and headed for Corpus, that's where I met
up with them the morning of the night it would hit. Remember, no cell phones,
no laptops -- nothing. We were on our own to figure out where the eye would
hit. And I don't remember details, but somehow Gary tracked that storm in
our rental cars and we chased it south ending up in a small town north of
Brownsville, Raymondville. And that's where we set up shop.
Sure enough, that night the eye passes over Padre and hit the shore due east
at Port Mansfield. We were the only news crew, local or network that was
He was equally remarkable Easter Sunday night 1981, when three tornadoes
wreaked havoc south of town.
Gary was a scientist, a pro - no weather bunny was he. In a community that
so depends on accurate WX forecasts. I never worked with another as accomplished.
You are fondly remembered Gary.
April 22 2009 at 15:02:56 Name: Scott Linder Topic: The Delman Manager Comments: Jim Reid, I clearly recall the Manager of the
Delman, although I cannot remember his name after 40 years. Yes, he was a
crusty guy with many years of experience as a theatre manager.
He ran a very tight ship and insisted on the highest performance from every
employee. He always respected the operators and was willing to give us whatever
we needed to put a good picture on the screen, including quality parts and
supplies, maintenance shifts, etc. I'm sure that this contributed to The
Delman being one of the best theatres in Tulsa during that time.
Believe it or not, I may have been working there during the screening of
Animal Crackers. I recall this because the print was a new "green" monochrome
print that was fresh from the exchange. Green prints were rare and ran very
dry and noisy in the machines and often "shedded". I have vague memories
of working with Jerry Murphy, the Delman's senior operator to lube the print
on the rewinds before the evening showings, and carefully cleaning the machines.
I'm sorry that I can't recall the Manager's name, but it may come to mind.
Yes, he could be a bit abrasive, but he was really a very sweet guy. I'm
sorry that you had a negative experience with him, but he was only doing
what he had to. His loyalty and honesty to his employees obviously extended
to the distibutors and studios. I'm sure that he was just protecting his
The Tulsa Delman, 1950. Courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary
Club of Tulsa
April 22 2009 at 12:44:07 Name: Jim Reid Topic: Caught at the Delman Comments: I have been a fan of classic comedy movies
all my life. When I was about 18, they released the Marx Bros. film Animal
Crackers to theaters. It had been tied up in a legal tangle and unseen for
many years. In those pre-home video days, I used to tape the soundtracks
of movies on my cassette recorder. Animal Crackers was playing at the Delman
and when I went to see it, I took the recorder along.
I was about halfway through the film when the usher told me to come with
him. We went up to the manager's office where an old guy chomping a cigar
and wearing a fedora gave me a lecture on copyright laws and confiscated
my tape. That was my last time at the Delman although I remember seeing many
Disney films there as a kid and also one of my favorites, The Music Man back
Last week on streaming Netflix, I caught a old silent short comedy,
"The Show" (1922, IMDb)
with Oliver Hardy, pre-Laurel, as the bad guy stage manager. The outraged
rooster at about 8.5 minutes in had a special surprise for a heckler.
April 21 2009 at 21:41:38 Name: Beverly Topic: Will Rogers Theater
I loved the Will Rogers Theater! I was there the last night it was open.
I, like you, graduated from Will Rogers High School. Thanks for sharing.
April 21 2009 at 19:32:33 Name: Jim Forbes Topic: Thanks Mike
Comments: It's good to be back and this is truly one of the best,
if not the best, edited site of its kind. Tremendous job and a treasure.
In the interest of journalistic accuracy, the Serpico encounter was actually
the Spring of '81.
Thanks, Jim, I appreciate that very much.
April 21 2009 at 16:25:35 Name: Jim Forbes Topic: Johnny Rauser Email: heyjude13 at mac dot com Comments: As I catch up some more, was sad to learn of
Someone wondered if he worked for anyone besides KTUL. He was later a
videographer at KJRH.
In Sept of 1980, helping out Al Jerkens for his hour weekend sports show,
Johnny and I went over to OU to cover the Stanford game. Jerkens admonished
me not to bring my news mentality to the interviews. As the son of a former
NY sports writer and raised around baseball and boxing all my life, I figured
I'd be fine.
Well Stanford rolled up 31 on the way to a 17 point upset. As we headed to
the locker room, Johnny reminded me what Al had said. "Sure Johnny, no problem".
We went over and interviewed a very gracious and candid JC Watts. Great
interview. Then we joined the pack around Switzer. I couldn't handle the
softballs being thrown at him - everyone being so deferential. I decided
to pull out the first question I ever asked as a sports reporter when I was
a freshman at Northwestern. Notre Dame crushed us 60-6, and I asked John
Pont, "Coach is their offense that good or your defense that bad". No Switzer
was the gentlemanly Pont, and his answer was stand-up.
So, having survived that 7 years earlier I asked Barry, "Coach, is that
quarterback that good or your defense that bad?" There was an audible gasp
in the assembled crowd and I heard Johnny behind my right shoulder say in
his wonderful Arkansas drawl, "He's gonna keel the keed!". Switzer glared
at me, paused, and said squarely something along the lines of "Son, that
boy is a helluva quarterback, and he gave us a whoopin."
Johnny and I popped the ever-present beers in the van on the way back to
Tulsa knowing we'd gotten the quote of the day.
He was great friend and we shared many laughs and a beer or two. Oh, and
that QB was a sophomore launching his career by the name of Elway. John I
April 21 2009 at 14:29:23 Name: Jim Forbes Topic: Catching up Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Haven't been on the site in years, stumbled in,
read a Bob Demers note from Feb 2003, laughed
and felt compelled to share a story I'd recently told here in LA. A segue
from a 6-yr-old comment. Is that too long?:-)
His story of the Raverby/Wheatley/Demers laughing fit triggered this, because
in telling this story just last week I couldn't remember Gene's last name
- but did his dimensions.
It was early Spring of 1980 and I was taking over as host of "Studio 2 Live".
For some reason, still unexplained, my first guest was famed ex-NYC
anti-corruption cop Frank Serpico. As a Bronx boy who was a copy boy at the
NY Daily News in the Knapp Commission days, it was great - though I couldn't
see any connection to OK.
Anyway, as we're touring the studio prior to the show, Frank meets Gene Wheatley.
Due to Gene's girth, Serpico feels compelled to tell him "My sh*%^& don't
smell". We all laugh, thinking Frank's a tad full of himself. But he goes
on to repeat himself, "I'm serious, my sh()^% don't smell". His point was
that he was a vegetarian and because he had no parasites in his food his
"sh)(&%" indeed, did not smell. We were willing to take him at his word.
His point was - he was trying to convince Gene to follow the same path. Well
that wasn't happening. I knew this interview was going to be challenging.
Nervous for my debut, when we went "live" I started with something easy,
or so I thought. "So Frank, where are you living now?" I asked. I knew full
well the answer was Holland. His response: "The earth is my home". I thought
two words: "I'm dead!" And indeed I was. I hope the tape doesn't exist.
Best to all.
Jim Forbes, LA
Jim first wrote in GB 154. He's a former
Channel 2 "Troubleshooter", and the voice behind VH1's "Behind The Music"
program. Good to hear from you, Jim!
April 21 2009 at 12:59:30 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Theatre stuff
Comments: Beverly, Gary and Mike... thanks for your kind comments
and for taking an interest in my memories of being a motion picture machine
operator. It was a very pleasant part of my life in Tulsa. Along with many
other operators, I really enjoyed doing my best to put a good-quality picture
on the screen. I always got along well with the managers and other theatre
employees, even though some might have resented the fact that operators were
making about $6.00 per hour... a very good wage for the 60s.
Mike, there are no more MPMO Locals in any city. The IA International changed
its name to "The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving
Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the U.S. and Canada" several
years ago, eliminating the MPMO term. Here in Hollywood, studio and video
projectionists were absorbed into Local 695 "Production Sound Technicians,
Television Engineers, Video Assist Technicians and Studio Projectionists".
Yes, most booths in Tulsa had telephones and operators often chatted during
shifts, although there was more to do in the booth than one might realize.
I was still attending Will Rogers High during much of my eary work, so I
used the time to do homework as part of the deal with my parents. I could
work the booths as long as my grades were OK and they liked the fact that
I was able to buy my own car and pay for the gas!! By the way, I worked the
Will Rogers Theatre many times. They had Brenkert BX-60s with Peerless Magnarc
Yes, George Sisco was the BA of Local 513 during those days. He was always
very nice to me and gave me a lot of work. I always loved the Holidays....
everyone wanted time off for Christmas and New Years. I often worked
double-shifts and took home $72.00 for a days work. Sweet....
OK, I'll shut-up...
April 21 2009 at 10:26:58 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Posters Email: DolfanBob@lycos.com Comments: Bob. I never bought posters where you did, but I
did buy most all of my cool T-shirts at the Townsend top shop at the Annex
mall. Then I would head over to Spencer gifts for the black light posters,
bulbs and other crazy stuff. You could not even see my bedroom walls or ceiling
for all of the posters I had.
Starship was also a great source for everything
April 21 2009 at 05:54:07 Name: Bob Swanson Topic: Another Point of View Email: email@example.com Comments: When I was 13 to 15 years old I used to buy posters
at "Another Point of View" at Southroads Mall.
I'd take my money earned from my Tulsa Tribune paper route and buy Beatles
posters (the Richard Avedon ones). Once bought an Arlo Guthrie poster for
my friend Marcia's birthday and even got my mom a Tiny Tim (tiptoe throught
the tulips) poster for her birthday...poor woman! (though I wish we still
had it, lol)
I wasn't really into the black light posters as I was younger than the
psychedelic crowd, mostly I was a KAKC/KELi loving kid (more Beatles/ Lovin'
Spoonful than Hendrix) Had a Radio Shack radio that I could hang on my bicycle's
handlebars as my dad had lovingly made me a case for it crafted from supplies
from Tandy Leather.
April 21 2009 at 00:14:45 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: The Delman / MPMO shops?
Comments: Why wasn't the balcony EVER open?
One of the last movies that Matt Bunyan and I saw there - now nearly 30 years
ago - was some awful vampire-comedy with David Niven. Niven was phoning it
in and just taking a check. Pretty sad.
Are there any Union projectionists working in Tulsa?
Several us from 8 knew MPMO business manager, George Sisco. I learned that
projectionists were often bored on long runs and would yack your ear off
on the phone. In some houses, managers and concession folks were friendly
with the projectionist but in others, very anti-union.
A lot of the owners were into projectionist-managers in the 80s; it was a
trend from the West Coast. Several friends who took on these jobs had concession
staff try to steal them blind. You can't be a four-plex booth AND downstairs
all the time..
The MAJESTIC was porn when I lived in Tulsa, but I would have loved to seen
it in art house days.
The Orpheum was coming down when I was a TU freshman in Fall of 1969.
April 20 2009 at 23:36:19 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Delman Rides Again Comments:
Hey Scott, I gotta back up Bev on you're not boring me, either. Interesting
And I agree with you and her: I think the Delman was my fave Tulsa movie
house. If my memory is firing on all cylinders, right now, I think that's
the place I saw the Jack Nicholson-directed film, "Drive, He Said." with
Karen Black. I think I also saw "The Last Detail" with him at the Delman.
Jack's done some great stuff in his day, but one of his best and funniest
pictures was another he directed and starred in: "Goin' South" with Mary
Steenburgen. I was on the floor almost all through that flick. Jack was just
playin' himself in that one, fur shur, and no one does it better.
Delmo Be Diggin' The Delman
April 20 2009 at 20:40:18 Name: Scott Linder Topic: The Delman
Comments: Beverly, I worked often at the Delman. As I recall the
booth had a pair of Simplex XLs with RCA 9030 sound heads and Strong
Mighty-Ninety lamps. I always felt that the Delman attracted a rather special
audience and booked well-chosen features in the 60s.
Besides, I could get great burgers at Van's just across the street. My basic
lunch was two double-cheeseburgers, fresh-cut fries and cole slaw. I still
remember that thin and ageing man who flattened every fresh patty on a white
board before placing it on the well-seasoned flat top. Yum...!!
Van's Hamburgers at 15th and Lewis, courtesy of the Beryl Ford
Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa. Click for larger view.
April 20 2009 at 19:26:45 Name: Beverly Topic: The Delman Comments: Scott, You weren't boring me at all! I found
all of that information so interesting. I wish I could remember the downtown
(or uptown) theaters. I'm just barely too young. I do remember the Delman
very well. Having grown up so close to 15th and Lewis, I was lucky to have
gone there many times.
I cried when it was torn down.
April 20 2009 at 17:52:57 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Those closed theatres Comments: In response to Frank's comments: In the 60s
I was serving as an apprentice in projectionist's Local 513 on my way to
getting a card. As part of my training I was dispatched to many Tulsa theatres
to cover a shift when the regular operator was ill, etc. I probably worked
every hard top or drive-in in Tulsa at one time or another.
I have a vague memory of working the theatre at 18 S. Main when it was running
"porn" by 60s Tulsa definition. I think it was the Cozy, but it may have
taken a different name by then. I do seem to recall that the prints had to
be watched carefully due to the many splices needed to eliminate the "hot
shots". The same was true when I first worked at the Circle. I recall screening
a print for the manager and earning a couple of hours of overtime to make
I was very happy to finally graduate to working at the Brook. I remember
running "The Sound of Music" for many months. Plus, I could get a great pastrami
across the street at Tex Meyer's deli.
By the way, the projectors at the Brook were the Norelco Todd-AO machines
that were originally installed at the Rialto for the premier of "Oklahoma"
in about 1956. They are still regarded as the finest projectors ever built.
A beautifully maintained pair are still used to this day in the Paramount
Theatre on the Paramount lot here in Hollywood to screen first-run features.
Two later Norelco DP-70 models were installed at the Continental and the
Ok, I'll stop boring everyone...
April 20 2009 at 17:48:08 Name: Webmaster Topic: Now on eBay
April 19 2009 at 22:50:49 Name: Frank Morrow Topic: Closed theaters Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: On the subject of old, closed theaters, wasn't there
one by the name of Uptown? It wasn't on the closed list referenced earlier.
By the way, as a kid I was always confused as to the difference between "uptown"
There is a Page
2 of Tulsa theatres at the Cinematour site, and at the top is the Uptown
at 18 S Main, aka Gayety, Capitol, Roxy, Paris Arts. It is listed as demolished
in 1967, but I thought it became an adult movie theatre in the 70s and 80s.
Any connoisseurs recall? Maybe I am thinking of the Midtown.
April 19 2009 at 18:53:10 Name: Beverly Topic: Downtown movie theaters
Comments: Thank you for the information about Tulsa's early day
April 19 2009 at 18:25:42 Name: Joe Cunningham Topic: Brownie's - Bill Bowen Email: Joetul at . net dot cox Comments: Those of you who remember Brownie's Hamburgers on
S. Harvard, might want to know that the founder/owner Bill Bowen passed away
World has a blurb in the Sunday "Local" section.
Brownie's had been in business since 1957. Bill's nephew Gary who had worked
there and who also had Gary's Grill in Jenks, passed away several months
April 19 2009 at 16:15:37 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Former Tulsa theatres
Comments: I forgot to mention to Beverly that I believe the
Society has very good information and photos of former Tulsa
April 19 2009 at 16:09:25 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Downtown movie theatres
Comments: To Beverly: The movie theatres in Downtown Tulsa that
I recall are Dreamland, Lyric, Ritz, Orpheum, Majestic, Rialto, Rex and Capri.
There may have been more... My memory is not as good as it used to be.
lawsuit lays out the business history of some of Tulsa's earliest movie
theaters, including the Ritz, Rialto, Majestic, Orpheum...
April 19 2009 at 15:21:07 Name: Beverly Topic: Downtown movie theaters Comments: Can anyone please list for me all of the movie
theaters that were downtown in the 40s, 50s, and 60s? Or do you know of where
I can find that information? I'd also like to know their locations.
April 19 2009 at 13:18:36 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Sad date in OK history
Comments: Ron Stahl reminded me that today, April 19, 1995, was
the date of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Gary Chew responded:
Another bad thing happened on April 19th----1993. WACO!
Then, tomorrow (the 20th)--one of the world's creepiest birthday anniversaries:
the 120th of Adolf Hitler, Mel Brooks's favorite cinematic punching bag.
"Springtime for Hitler and Germany."
Such dark history in perky, springy April.
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