Vintage photo Auto Wreck near Oilton Oklahoma

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:25 pm:

Here is another of my old photos. Not sure what the other car is. My grandparents lived near Oilton Okla. at Yale Okla. from the teens and thru the depression era years. All that is written on the back is "auto wreck near Oilton Oklahoma"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:30 pm:

oilton wreck


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 09:45 am:

Boy! There's not much left of those cars. BTW Donnie, my grandparents lived in Yale at that time as well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - Trenton, New Jersey on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:33 am:

That looks as though it may have been caused by a tornado.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:46 am:

Nope. A tornado wouldn't have left any leaves on those plants.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:14 pm:

I think the wreck was caused by the T. He was probably going so fast he slung the tires off the rims and then lost control. At least that's my story and Im sticking to it......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 02:28 pm:

Odd that no tires are on the T. No evidence of fire. Was that T on a trailer that wrecked?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 03:15 pm:

If the tires were any good and the wreck was the day before, the tires probably disappeared overnight. Tires were very expensive back then, kinda' like buying them from Coker's now. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:47 pm:

The other car still has rubber.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 11:09 am:

The other car would have had bigger tires. In Oklahoma at the time most of the cars would have been Ts. Most likely the T tires would have been the most needed. I do not know much about the pic. It has always been in grandmas pictures. She could not remember who or what happened. She always thought someone in the pic was kin to us but she was not sure who it was. Tornados do strange things. I do not think it likely that one would drop 2 cars that close together. On the old farm where grandma and grandpa lived at the time there is an old black oak tree that has a piece of roofing tin hanging out both sides of the tree trunk. Grandpa said "a cyclone came one day and tore the roof off the chicken coop and blew that piece of tin right threw that tree" He cut the tin off about a foot on both sides of the tree. It is still there today and the tree is still alive.


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