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Oklahoma City @ 125: Those pesky gamblers

by William Crum Published: March 29, 2014
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The dawn of Oklahoma City’s third decade sees citizens organizing to govern themselves and combat civic nuisances.

• The first city charter is adopted in 1911, creating four wards and terms of a commissioner-based government.

• Police Chief Bill Tilghman enforces the first automobile speed limits in 1912 by asking citizens to log plates of speeders and report to police.

• In 1913, a citizen group called the Central Hundred takes action to curb drinking and gambling in Oklahoma City.

Source: City of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is marking its 125th anniversary with 125 facts about the city’s history.

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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