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Notes on the Geography of Oklahoma: Norman 10: Mt. Williams

Mt. Williams was the tongue-in-cheek name given to the mound of earth built during the Second World War as a backstop for the Navy's shooting range.

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The mountain in all its glory, but also in its last days. Earthmovers were preparing the site for the University Town Center, a Supertarget its first tenant.

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In the distance, Interstate 35.

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Shall we go closer?

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The concrete wall sheltered targeting machinery.

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A view from the other end.

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Down in the trenches: gears to hoist targets.

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Three years later.

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Plenty more to come.


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