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Interview with William Mattoon

William Mattoon

Interview with William Mattoon about the naming of Lake Thunderbird. Mattoon recounts details about the contest for the naming of the lake, why Thunderbird was chosen, City Commission elections, and the annexation battle between Oklahoma City and…


Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District

William Mattoon

Contains a document from the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District about a tour of Lake Thunderbird organized for the National Watershed Congress.


Correspondence and a thesis by William F. Wade on the Little River Reservoir

Harold S. Cooksey, 1954-1970

Contains program for the lake's dedication, correspondence regarding the ceremony, and a graduate thesis on the reservoir.


Lake Thunderbird

Tom Steed Collection

Contains correspondence and a press release related to the completion of the Norman Project, concerns about leasing sites at the completed reservoir, and the potential impact of state-owned businesses on privately owned businesses.