The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Summer of '68

July 13, 2008

‘Summer of 1968’ section chronicles a turning point in the nation’s history


“The folks I’ve spoken with and letters mailed and e-mailed to the paper the past several weeks have offered up several people who had hippie leanings, who yearned to identify with the hippie movement in America but never crossed that line,” Kinnamon said.

As Kinnamon learned, many of our young men were serving in the military and in Vietnam. They had tragic and heroic stories to tell — a tale of sacrifice and of fear.

Our stories give a little snapshot of what Enid was like for our local young people at the time. There are many stories that could be told. This section is a compilation of some of the stories of that year, about Enid and the nation and our people.

Take a step back in time and remember the “Summer of 1968” through the eyes of Enid and northwest Oklahoma people.

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Summer of '68