Mount Williams (Oklahoma)

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Mount Williams was a large artificial hill in Norman, Oklahoma; it was built by the United States Navy as the backstop to a firing range.[1] The hill became a minor landmark in the Norman area. It was named after the commander of the base at the time it was built.[2] The hill was located near the Interstate 35–Robinson Street interchange. The hill was colloquially known as "Mount Norman", to Oklahomans outside of the greater Oklahoma City area. While many in the state referred to the hill as "Mount Norman", the hill was also known by locals as "Bullet Mountain"

In 2006, the hill was demolished in order to make room for a Super Target. One of the access roads into the Target is named "Mount Williams Drive" to commemorate the old hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rieger, Andy. "Beloved lump Mount Williams will be coming down soon"[permanent dead link]. The Norman Transcript. August 1, 2003.
  2. ^ Gust, Steve. "'Progress' claims another Oklahoma landmark". Edmond Life & Leisure. March 2, 2006.

Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 97°30′17″W / 35.23806°N 97.50472°W / 35.23806; -97.50472