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city (1990 pop. 80,561), seat of Comanche co., SW Okla.; inc. 1901. It is a commercial and trade center for the surrounding cotton, wheat, and cattle area. Fort SillFort Sill,
U.S. military reservation, Comanche co., SW Okla., 4 mi (6.4 km) N of Lawton; est. 1869 by Gen. Philip Sheridan. A 95,000-acre (38,445-hectare) field artillery and missile base, it is the home of the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile Center.
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 is the largest local civilian employer. Lawton's industries include machining and the production of baked goods, meat, rubber products, apparel, and steel. Cameron Univ. and the Museum of the Great Plains are in the city. Nearby is a large limestone quarry and the Wichita Mts. Wildlife Refuge.
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a city in the southern USA, in Oklahoma. Population, 74,500 (1970; 108,000 with suburbs). Lawton is the commercial center of an agricultural region that produces cotton, wheat, and beef cattle. It has mills, a cannery, a vegetable-oil mill, a concentrated-feeds mill, and a building-materials plant. There are petroleum wells and quarries in the vicinity.

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"I went to the station and spoke to the police this morning," said Cllr Lawton.
The forums will focus on Senate District 32 and House Districts 62, 63, and 64 in Lawton and House Districts 13 and 14 in Muskogee.
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Lawton was not fazed and replied with his own contribution of 33, once again helped by some excellent potting of the red, derived from snooker.
The methods we use are effective, and I am passionate about putting them to work to help our businesses here in Lawton because I believe our local businesses are truly the glue that really holds the community together.
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Cllr Lawton, incumbent independent councillor for Brambles and Thorntree, said his party would be fielding at least seven candidates this May on a platform of simply "doing whatever is best for Middlesbrough without the political games".
Newcastle Crown Courtheard the woman told Lawton she didn't have one to give him - and he responded by "picking up a picture frame and hitting her over the head, while shouting he wanted a cigarette".
Rebecca Lawton's powerful and poetic The Oasis This Time celebrates water as a precious natural resource.
Coming from a career in financial services, Alex Lawton began dreaming of making their metalcasting business more sophisticated.
But private sector employment represents a bigger piece of the employment pie in Lawton, projected to reach 42,000 this year and accounting for more than 61 percent of employment.