The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

In 1912, prospectors struck oil, and a lot of it, just west of Burkburnett, a tiny town in north Texas. The oil field brought 20,000 new residents to Burkburnett and the surrounding area.  The nearby city of Wichita Falls was where many oil companies set up their offices. One of these office buildings was the … Continue reading The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

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Bobby Pickett and Boris Karloff

Robert "Bobby" George Pickett was born February 11, 1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts.  Growing up, he watched a lot of films at the movie theater his father managed. He became very good at impersonating famous actors, most notably, Boris Karloff.  Bobby died of leukemia in Los Angeles, California on April 25, 2007. He was 69 years … Continue reading Bobby Pickett and Boris Karloff