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Mary's Miscellanea: Fall is here

Mary Phillips Modified: October 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm •  Published: October 21, 2013
Fall has arrived and while most trees in the metro area seem more green than colorful, this little tree has been bursting with color for the past three weeks. It grows behind the Variety Health Center located at SW 44 and Walker Avenue. This week its neighbors were beginning to catch up by showing some color. 
This little tree has been in full fall regalia for three weeks and counting. - PHOTO BY MARY PHILLIPS, THE OKLAHOMAN
This little tree has been in full fall regalia for three weeks and counting. - PHOTO BY MARY PHILLIPS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Happy Fall! Let’s hope it’s not straight to winter.
This week in The Oklahoman:
 • 1913
The Capital Gun club leased Shepherd Lake for the duck season. All members were entitled to hunt as long as they could present their membership card.
 • 1938
The Oklahoman reported that for the first day of autumn, Oklahoma Natural Gas consumers used about 19,000,000 cubic feet of gas as temperatures tumbled. That was a more-than-100-percent gain over average consumption for the previous two weeks.
 • 1963
OU beat the University of Kansas 21-18, but not until, as the headline reads, “Jayhawks Gives Sooners Some Uneasy Moments.
 • 1988
Teachers were complaining about class sizes, while the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series four games to one over the Oakland Athletics.
If you come across the interesting or the odd or if you just have a question on Oklahoma history I might be able to answer, e-mail me at mphillips@opubco.com