2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting
2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting 

Oklahoma City: The Boom, The Bust, and the Bomb

The Oklahoma City Geological Society and the Oklahoma Geological Foundation are proud to announce that a film by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, titled "Oklahoma City: The Boom, The Bust and The Bomb" will be shown during the AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting. 


The Mid-Continent Section Meeting will be held September 30th through October 3rd, 2017, at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.  The feature length documentary will review the tumultuous times that eventually led to what is today a vibrant and prosperous Oklahoma City.


The documentary tells the story of Oklahoma City from the oil boom of the 1970's, the failure of Penn Square Bank in the early 1980's, and the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995.  The film will allow those unfamiliar with the historical events of this 25-year period to have a better understanding of their significance of these events, while filling-in some gaps for those who witnessed the events. This powerful film will leave all who experience it to be even more proud of their Oklahoma heritage and to have a better understanding as to why Oklahomans are resilient and self-reliant.


Excerpts from the film will be shown in the Hospitality Room throughout the three days of the Mid-Continent Section Meeting.  The entire documentary will be shown in room designated for this purpose at times throughout the convention.  Plan to add this wonderful experience to your agenda.  It will, without a doubt, encourage you to visit the Oklahoma City National Museum and Memorial only a few short blocks from the convention site.  Copies of the documentary will be made available for purchase in order for you to share these historic events with others.


"Oklahoma City:  The Boom, The Bust and The Bomb", was produced, written and directed by current Mayor (since 2004), Mick Cornett.  Mayor Cornett spent 20 years in Oklahoma City as an award-winning journalist, television anchor, sports broadcaster, and newspaper columnist before turning his talents to politics.  He is widely regarded as one of the top mayors in the nation, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Journalism and holds an MBA from New York University.


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