Oklahoma’s been whupped before, but we’re winning, and people are taking notice
‘The Outsiders’ talked of Greasers and Socs; Oklahoma has storms and weight issues. After years of battling, the truth is the gift: It does matter.
BY BRYAN PAINTER •
Modified: April 29, 2012 at 12:59 am •
Published: April 29, 2012
A little more than two years before statehood a violent twister left 97 dead in its path and ravaged areas including the community of Snyder. Less than two years after the end of World II, a wide, violent tornado shredded its way through the Texas Panhandle and into northwest Oklahoma, killing 116 people and leaving devastation in areas of communities, including Woodward.
In 2007, Oklahoma...
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