International Petroleum Exposition
The International Petroleum Exposition was founded at Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1923 providing a display to the world of the latest in equipment, operational ideas and practices used in the petroleum and related industries.
When the first exposition was held it was a street bazaar type of show with equipment displays valued at $100,000. By the time of the sixteenth exhibition in 1971 it had grown to include more than five hundred of the world's leading manufacturers, services and supply companies. The exhibits were valued at more than one billion dollars.
The International Petroleum Exposition introduced many innovations in equipment such as the steel derrick and fostered foreign trade by promoting exports of oil equipment, thus influencing other countries in developing their own petroleum resources.
L. B. Jackson, an independent oilman, was the first president of the Exposition. The second was W. G. Skelly, founder of Skelly Oil Company, who presided over the International Petroleum Exposition for thirty-two years. W. K. Warren, founder of Warren Petroleum Corporation, served as president for ten years.
Others who have served
Erected 1971 by Oklahoma Historical Society and Oklahoma Petroleum Council.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 8.037′ N, 95° 55.88′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on 21st Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the entrance to the River Spirit Expo Building, on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4145 East 21st Street, Tulsa OK 74112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. half a mile away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. 1.1 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bama Pie Company (approx. 1½ miles away); Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) (approx. 1½ miles away); Cyrus Avery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Admiral Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dry Cleaners (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
Also see . . .
1. International Petroleum Exposition. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Fairgrounds and Expo Center. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on December 14, 2017.