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By Sue Schrems,Vernon Maddux

In 1944, A.L. Simon, a sailor on the Norman Naval Air Station, illustrated a ebook, �On the Beach,� approximately army lifestyles in Norman, Oklahoma. The name he selected mirrored the irony of the united states army setting up bases in a landlocked prairie city in 1942. The preliminary activation of the military bases (from 1942 to 1945) and their reactivation (from 1952 to 1959) enormously elevated the employment cost and economic system in Norman, delivering locals a much-needed advance after the good melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties. the lads who encouraged the military to decide on Norman because the place for army installations have been T. Jack Foster, of the Norman Chamber of trade; Joseph Brandt, president of the college of Oklahoma; and Savoie Lottinville, director of the collage of Oklahoma Press.

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