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#ThrowbackThursday: Out with the old

G.C. Byers, Santa Fe train station agent in Purcell, at left, stands with Frank Graham, president of the Purcell Chamber of Commerce, in front of the old depot in January 1948. The old station, which had been built in 1904, was to be torn down, already replaced with a new, modern building with steam pipes in the floor for heating and a reading room and showers for train crews. [GEORGE TAPSCOTT/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
G.C. Byers, Santa Fe train station agent in Purcell, at left, stands with Frank Graham, president of the Purcell Chamber of Commerce, in front of the old depot in January 1948. The old station, which had been built in 1904, was to be torn down, already replaced with a new, modern building with steam pipes in the floor for heating and a reading room and showers for train crews. [GEORGE TAPSCOTT/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman_, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/TheOklahoman for more historical photos.

Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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