A circa-1943 aerial view of Midwest City, with its fledgling city center shopping hub in the foreground. The initial incarnation of the planned city, now referred to as the Original Mile, encompassed a square mile, or 640 acres. Today, the sprawling prairie town takes in 24.6 square miles, or 15,744 acres.
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A 1950s Midwest City street scene. In the early days, before all of its thoroughfares were paved, the town was derisively known as "Mudwest City". 
Photo from http://www.flickr.com / White Chipmunk's Photostream / Atkinson Heritage Center