Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oklahoma Department of Transportation celebrates 100 years

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is celebrating its centennial with numerous events, including an exhibit of vintage automobiles from collections of members of the Sooner Regional Group of the Horseless Carriage Club of America.

The exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, includes an 1899 Knox three-wheeler steered with a tiller, a 1903 Oldsmobile and a 1909 wooden-body Ford Model T originally owned by an Oklahoman.

Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52, will host an ODOT Day May 13. The event will feature road-building equipment with crew members to answer questions, hands-on activities such as bridge building and using survey equipment and a liquid nitrogen experiment with road salt.

ODOT’s eight division headquarters will have open houses..

For more information, go to www.okladot.state.ok.us and click on “Celebrating 100 Years.”

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