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Abandoned town of Lugert, Oklahoma.  There is a depot and a grain elevator with a couple of houses in the vicinity.  It looks like the construction crews have already been working in the area.  The town had to be abandoned when the Altus dam was constructed.  10 September 1941.  Photo by Frank C. Breitenstein., 1941 September 10

 Item — Box: Photo C-22, item: 90

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Black and white copy and original prints of Lugert, Oklahoma and scenes of the W.C. Austin Reclamation and Irrigation Project, which includes the construction of Altus Lake and Dam.


  • Creation: 1941 September 10


Restrictions on Access

On June 26, 2023, the Western History Collections began a preservation project that has made many of its collections unavailable for a period of time. This collection is among the materials temporarily unavailable. Please contact Western History Collections if you wish to be added to a contact list to be notified when this collection becomes available.

Open for public research.


From the Collection: 612 items (612 items)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English Lang

Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Monnet Hall, 3rd Floor
630 Parrington Oval
Norman Oklahoma 73019