Welcome to OKC Second Time Around, a blog established in connection the newly released book by the same title. Authors Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money will answer questions addressed to this site, and from time to time will share additional bits of history that did not make it into the book.
So what is OKC Second Time Around about?
From the run of 1889 when 10,000 strangers came together in one day to build a city until the beginning of the turbulent sixties, Downtown had been the commercial, retail and entertainment heart of Oklahoma City. In the subsequent forty years, the city struggled to re-imagine and rebuild and in the process overcome the centrifugal forces of suburban growth and a brutally commodity based economy.
OKC Second Time Around is the narrative and visual history of that unique experience. Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money's narrative pulls together the almost serendipitous combination of circumstances that resulted in today's growing, vibrant, downtown Oklahoma City. Illustrated with more than 250 historic photographs, OKC The Second Time Around will provide fascinating reading for those who have lived this renaissance, for students of Oklahoma history, as well as all those interested in the peculiar, frail and highly individual nature of a city's reinvention.
OKC Second Time Around is sold at Full Cirlce Books, 50 Penn Place, The Painted Door in Bricktown and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art gift shop. More sales locations will be added in the near future. Books can be ordered at www.fullcircle books.com.
5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, KSBI TV, channel 52, Cox channel 9, Oklahoma News Tonight
7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, KOKC 1520 AM, Steve and Jack visit with Randy Renner and will be available to answer questions, discuss topics in OKC Second Time Around with callers.