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Oklahoma Seaport #3606

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1969
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(Studio) Work underway to make Tulsa, Oklahoma, seaport. Ships go up Arkansas River as far as Oklahoma.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Catoosa, Oklahoma) City to be major inland port in few years Will serve as Tulsa's port. Plan shown on map. 17 locks and dams to control river flow. 5 ports will aid large traffic. Towboat from New Orleans can arrive in 8 days. Project to create reservoirs, hydroelectric plants, and 100 new recreation areas. Critics say idea biggest pork barrel project in history. [Early CASS - says bringing navigation here will have big effect on economy Benefits great.] Cass feels what man can dream, man can do.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.

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