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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Oil derricks and Corinthian columns : the industrial transformation of the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROBERTSON D. ;

Abstract

A. refutes David Lowental's suggestion that the oil derricks around the State Capitol are an example of American's valuing landscape function over form. He uses archival materials and literary accounts to show how oil drilling came to include the Capitol grounds as Governor Marland, a former oil tycoon, insisted in 1936 that the State exploit the oil in there. After drilling began there, an election was held to include the Capitol grounds in the oil zoning of the Oklahoma City Oil Field. In 1980s the oil wells there began to run dry, but eight are preserved largely as a symbol of the importance of oil and natural gas to Oklahoma. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Journal of cultural geography / ISSN 0887-3631

Editor : ETATS-UNIS

Millesime : 1996, vol. 16, no1 [pp. 17-44]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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