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dc.creatorEichling, Grayce A.
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-10T19:00:32Z
dc.date.available2023-04-10T19:00:32Z
dc.date.issued1970-01-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/57967
dc.descriptionLetter from Grayce A. Eichling to Oscar Monnig informing him that she and her son were on their way back to their home in Bristow, Oklahoma, traveling on the Will Rogers Turnpike when they saw the January 3rd fireball in the sky. She had read in the paper about Monnig seeking information and wanted to pass on what she knew, including her disagreement with where he estimates it would have impacted.
dc.relationOscar Monnig Papers (MS 124)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph.
dc.sourceSeries III, Box 07, Lost City, Oklahoma – Fireball January 3 1970, 1970-1974 folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectLost City (Okla.)
dc.subjectH5 chondrite
dc.subjectEichling, Grayce A.
dc.titleLetter from Grayce A. Eichling to Oscar Monnig (January 5, 1970)
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionJanuary 5th Dear Mr. Monnig, I read in the Tulsa Tribune today that you were interested in the meteor shower which fell Saturday night. My son and I were returning from St. Louis traveling on the Will Rogers Turnpike between Joplin and the south exit at about 8-8:30. (I am not positive as to exact time). He was driving, I in the rear seat. He exclaimed, look! And in the east sky we both saw the meteor. It was not round but rather elongated at that time - something like this -> [shape drawn]. It seemed to disentegrate and then burn out! I doubt seriously that it fell near Tahlequah. We lived there for 15 years and know where Tahlequah is - it seemd too far north for Tahlequah. We are both high school teachers - my son is 40 and I am ?? - (Ha). So you can see (over) we are mature. We were no doubt the ones who asked the attendant at the Claremore gate if anyone had reported seeing it. Just thought I'd write you as to how we saw it. I did not hear any sound, the windows being closed, car motor etc. Sincerely, (Mrs.) Grayce A. Eichling


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