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Box 8: Lake Texoma (1947) - Lugert Dam (1949)
F 1: Lake Texoma (1947).
Correspondence re: location of recreational areas around Lake Texoma and who is in charge of same.
F 2: Lake Texoma (1948).
Correspondence re: transmission wire; money for improvements around Lake Texoma.
F 3: Lake Texoma (1949).
Correspondence re: bridge across Lake Texoma; the management of the lake; the dedication of the lake; transmission wire; the improvement of land adjacent to the lake.
F 4: Lake Texoma (1950).
Correspondence re: control of Lake Texoma returned to the U.S. Corps of Engineers; a bridge across the lake; leasing of property adjacent to Lake Texoma; Washita River silt filling upper Lake Texoma.
F 5: Land Utilization Project (1936).
Report: "Preliminary Proposal for Land Use Adjustment Project and Rural Resettlement Project - Kiowa, Greer, and Jackson Counties, State of Oklahoma, Region VIII."
F 6: Land Utilization Project (1938).
Correspondence re: Creek County Land Utilization Project (Wild Horse Project).
F 7: Lawton: Community House: WPA 7-210 (1935).
a. Correspondence re: Lawton Community House Project.
b. Clipping: "Planning Work on Lake Shore Drive Project" (October 27, 1935).
F 8: Lawton (1938, 1940).
Correspondence re: extend water distribution system of Lawton to supplement water supply for Lawton, Fort Sill and Wichita Wild Life Refuge; housing projects on cemetery and park land; land connected to Fort Sill acquired for School of Fire program; a broadcasting station for Lawton; a Negro housing project.
F 9: Lawton (1942).
Correspondence re: location of a war plant in Lawton; location of a federal institution in Lawton; the city airport being turned over to the War Department.
F 10: Lawton (1943).
Correspondence re: Lawton street paving project; the first homes for "Backwoods Girls" or "Camp Followers"; the need for airport improvement.
F 11: Lawton (1944).
Correspondence re: War Department constructing an airport; closing of the local dry farming station; paving of Fort Sill Boulevard; the location of a national cemetery at Lawton; bus line competition between Lawton and Fort Sill; the improvement of 11th Street.
F 12: Lawton (1945).
Correspondence re: educational plant being constructed by the First Presbyterian Church of Lawton; possible construction of an airport; the proposed tunnel between Lake Lawtonka and Lake Elmer Thomas; Lawton as a site for a Veterans Administration office; the adequacy of water sources for Fort Sill.
F 13: Lawton (1946).
Correspondence re: federal fish hatchery transferred to Lawton; the purchase of Indian land north of Lawton; the War Department's future plans for Fort Sill; the construction of the First Christian Church in Lawton.
F 14: Lawton (January-May 1947).
Correspondence re: Lanham Act; the CAA airport project; the Travelers Aid-USO and the Colored USO; possible purchase of Indian lands; the Wildlife Refuge being open without paying fees to Lawton; Lawton possibly acquiring a Naval Reserve Unit; road damage to war time traffic from Fort Sill; veterans' educational facilities and an infirmary project at Cameron College.
F 15: Lawton (June-December 1947).
Correspondence re: closing of the experiment station; the dedication of the W. C. Austin irrigation project; the purchase of land north of Lawton and two USO buildings; movement of the Soil Conservation Department of the Indian service from Lawton; commercial air service for the Lawton-Fort Sill area; gifts of Lawton bulldogger hats for Senator Thomas and his friend Mr. Martin of England.
F 16: Lawton: Hospital Program (1946-1947).
a. Correspondence re: hospital construction program for Lawton.
b. H. R. 2700: "Making appropriations for the Department of Labor, the Federal Security Agency, and related independent agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes"; Committee on Appropriations; Eightieth Congress, First Session (1947).
c. House Report No. 178 (H. R. 2700): "Department of Labor, Federal Security Agency, and related independent offices appropriation bill, Fiscal year 1948" Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.
d. Public Law No. 725 (S. 191): "To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to the states for surveying their hospitals and public health centers and for planning construction of additional facilities, and to authorize grants to assist in such construction; Seventy-Ninth Congress, Second Session (1946).
F 17: Lawton (1948).
Correspondence re: government land north of Lawton; a friend of Senator Thomas receiving a Lawton bulldogger hat; a residence on Gore Boulevard; leasing of businesses to the Indians; Lawton's use of the army hospital at Fort Sill; commercial airlines at Lawton; the hospital land amendment.
F 18: Lawton (1949).
Correspondence re: purchase of the land north of Lawton; problems between Lawton merchants and Fort Sill authorities; water and sewage facilities at Holy City; the paving of Lawton streets; the Kiowa Indian Hospital.
F 19: Lawton: Indian Land, Data and Correspondence (1949).
a. Correspondence re: problems surrounding the land sale north of Lawton.
b. Report re: land purchase.
c. S. 2086: "Transferring management of certain public lands from the Agriculture Department to the Fort Sill Indian School in Oklahoma for agriculture uses"; Elmer Thomas Bill; Committee on Agriculture and Forestry; Eighty-First Congress, First Session (1949).
d. Senate Report No. 610 (S. 2086).
e. Extract re: Public Law No. 478, concerning the Lawton land transaction.
F 20: Lawton (1950).
Correspondence re: land transaction north of Lawton; the closing of the USO clubs; Elmer Thomas as a member of the Lawton Chamber of Commerce; commercial airlines servicing Lawton; a water line and related facilities to supply the Easter pageant area; difficulties dry cleaners are having securing business from Fort Sill.
F 21: Madill (1941).
Correspondence re: need for a sewage disposal plant.
F 22: Madill (1942).
Report: "Preliminary estimate of anticipated damages to be sustained by Warren Petroleum Corporation from the flooding of Red River Valley as a result of the construction of the Denison Dam."
F 23: Madill (1944-1945).
a. Correspondence re: possible location for a veterans' hospital; the leasing of land adjacent to Lake Texoma; the U.S. Engineers control of Denison Dam and Reservoir.
b. Brief: "Location of Veteran's Hospital near Madill in Marshall County," Madill Chamber of Commerce.
F 24: Magnolia Petroleum Company (1943).
Correspondence re: application to install tanks and pumps at the Advanced Flying School at Pampa, Texas.
F 25: Mangum (1935).
Correspondence re: Mangum school project.
F 26: Mangum: Salt Fork Project (1939).
a. Correspondence re: flood control and irrigation project of the Salt Fork of the Red River.
b. H. R. 6264: Amendment Intended to be proposed by Elmer Thomas: Re: "Construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes;" Seventy-Sixth Congress, First Session.
F 27: Mangum (1942).
Correspondence re: interest in securing a military instillation; possible location of a defense plant; unofficial information concerning an airport for Mangum; possible hospital facilities.
F 28: Mangum (1943).
Correspondence re: Mangum Junior College; Mangum Municipal Airport; Mangum Air Base; Mangum Hospital; milk and egg drying plants; and Salt Fork River Reservoir.
F 29: Mangum (1944).
Correspondence re: landing strip for Mangum; a naval auxiliary flying field.
F 30: Mangum (1945).
Report: "Mangum, Oklahoma Is Ideally Situated for a Veteran's Hospital Facility."
F 31: Mangum (1949).
Correspondence re: thanks for help in trying to get a hospital for Mangum.
F 32: Mannford Reservoir (1938).
a. Correspondence re: status of the Mannford Lake Project.
b. H. R. 10618: "Authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes"; Seventy-Fifth Congress, Third Session (1938).
c. Public No. 761 (H. R. 10618).
F 33: Mannford Reservoir (1949).
Correspondence re: report covering the Mannford Reservoir (Keystone site).
F 34: Lee Creek (1948).
Correspondence re: flood control improvements of Lee Creek, Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
F 35: Leedey (1935).
Correspondence re: PWA Leedey grade school project and town hall disapproved.
F 36: Little Medicine Dam (1933-1935).
Correspondence re: construction of a cement dam on Little Medicine.
F 37: Little River (1943).
Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River near Norman; a permanent water supply for Norman.
F 38: Little River (1944).
Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River in Cleveland County.
F 39: Little River: Soil Conservation Service Report (1944).
a. Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River.
b. Report: "Little River Watershed, East Central Oklahoma," Soil Conservation Service.
c. Report: "Supplement, Little River Watershed, East Central Oklahoma."
F 40: Little River (1945).
Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River in Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County.
F 41: Little River (1946).
Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River in Pottawatomie and Hughes Counties.
F 42: Little River (1947).
Correspondence re: flood control on the Little River in Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole, and Hughes Counties; an adverse report on the need for said flood control.
F 43: Little River (1950).
a. Correspondence re: unfavorable report on flood control of the Little River, and possible reconsideration.
b. Clipping: "Tuning in on Timely Topics of Local Interest, By T.R.P."
F 44: Little River (1950).
Correspondence re: recurring need for flood control on the Little River.
F 45: Love County (1936).
Correspondence re: Rural Electrification Project for Love County.
F 46: Lugert Dam (1938).
a. Correspondence re: flood control and reclamation through the Altus Project.
b. Senate Doc. No. 153: "Report of the Department of the Interior on the Altus Project - Oklahoma, A survey of the North Fork of the Red River with respect to flood control and Irrigation"; Presented by Elmer Thomas; Seventy-Fifth Congress, Third Session (1938).
F 47: Lugert Dam (1939).
Correspondence re: Altus-Lugert reclamation project; appropriations for said project; materials needed for construction of the dam.
F 48: Lugert Dam (1940).
a. Correspondence re: status of the Altus-Lugert Irrigation Project; property surrounding the project; the use of the Altus - Lugert project as a sea plane training base.
b. Newspaper: Altus Times-Democrat (August 25, 1940).
F 49: Lugert Dam (1941).
Correspondence re: Elmer Thomas's visit to the Altus-Lugert project; the status of the Altus-Lugert Irrigation Project; property adjacent to the project.
F 50: Lugert Dam (1942).
a. Correspondence re: status of the Altus-Lugert project.
b. Extract: Congressional Record - House: Re: An interior bill including the Altus-Lugert project (March 26, 1942).
F 51: Lugert Dam (January-July 1943).
Correspondence re: An emergency landing strip on land within the Lugert-Altus project; a Deficiency Appropriations Bill; suggestions on construction of the irrigation project; expansion of the irrigation project.
F 52: Lugert Dam (September-December 1943).
Correspondence re: status of the Altus-Lugert project; the War Food Administration's recommendations concerning need for the Altus-Lugert project; the use of prison labor in construction of the Altus-Lugert project.
F 53: Lugert Dam (January-April 1944).
Correspondence re: The status of the Altus-Lugert project; manpower needed in construction of the project.
F 54: Lugert Dam (May-December 1944).
Correspondence re: status of the Altus-Lugert project; stoppage of work on the dam while the cotton crop was harvested.
F 55: Lugert Dam (1945).
Correspondence re: manpower on the construction site; appropriations for continuation of the project.
F 56: Lugert Dam (1946).
Correspondence re: hopes that the project works so that other projects in Oklahoma can be started; funds for continuing construction; changing the name of the project to the W. C. Austin Irrigation Project.
F 57: Lugert Dam (1947).
a. Correspondence re: changing the name of the project to the W. C. Austin Irrigation Project; bids on jobs connected to the project; funds for final construction of the project.
b. S. 214: "To change the name of the Lugert-Altus irrigation Project in the State of Oklahoma to the W. C. Austin project"; Elmer Thomas Bill; Committee on Public Lands; Eightieth Congress, First Session (1947).
F 58: Lugert Dam (1948).
Correspondence re: withdrawal of land from the project; landowners' views on the benefits of the project.
F 59: Lugert Dam (1949).
a. Correspondence re: silt problems in the Altus reservoir; a watershed treatment program for Altus.
b. Map: "Altus Reservoir Drainage Basin."
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