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Frank Ford, about to be hanged for the murder of his wife. Sheriff Frank Carter, at right; Deputy Sheriff Ed May, seated behind Ford; also on platform are Bill Hamilton, a Black minister; George Hansley, veteran Altus peace officer; and Bob Carlilie, Tipton Deputy Sheriff. On the ground, bareheaded, is John Wagoner. Ford was first kept at the Manitou jail, still standing today. He was the first to die on this hanging rope, which was used as every hangman’s knot until the electric chair was used. The 30-foot rope is now on display at the Historical Society Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Undated
Black and white copy prints of the towns of Moore and Snyder, Oklahoma Territory; Norman, Cement, Welch, Frederick, Stroud, Davidson, Vinita, Tipton, Peek, Ioland, Damon, and Elmore City, Oklahoma; and Coweta, Indian Territory. Included are scenes of businesses, the oil industry, railroads, parades, the University of Oklahoma, football, cotton marketing, and fire fighters.