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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Quanah Retail Center

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Quanah Retail Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Quanah Retail Center Marker
Inscription.  Commercial development of S. Quanah (sometimes spelled "Quannah") Avenue between W. 21st Street and W. 22nd Place took off after World War II as businesses relocated from the older commercial center in the 1700 block to this newer area.

OTASCO (Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company) was one such business. Founded in Okmulgee in 1918 as a retail outlet for tires and auto accessories, the growing company moved its headquarters to Tulsa in 1925. It had 34 stores across the state by 1936, including OTASCO No. 7 at 1723 S. Quanah. By the mid-1950s, OTASCO No. 7 had moved to the corner of W. 22nd Street and S. Quanah. Shepherd's Department Store and Community State Bank also relocated. Other long-standing businesses at this node included Burgess Hardware, Potter's Hatchery & Feed Store, Dooley Pharmacy, C. R. Young Five & Dime and Glencliff Dairy. These busineses provided goods and services to residents as well as motorists passing through the area.
 
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Location. 36° 7.756′ 

Quanah Retail Center Marker at a current gas station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Quanah Retail Center Marker at a current gas station.
N, 96° 0.408′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and West 23rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Southwest Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Southwest Boulevard, Tulsa OK 74107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Tulsa (approx. half a mile away); Tulsa's First Oil Strike (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sapulpa Road (approx. one mile away); The Bridge that Saved Tulsa (approx. one mile away); Mary Veasey Leech (approx. one mile away); Not Just a Ball Game (approx. one mile away); Creek Stickball Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Creek Nation Council Oak Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The view north on Southwest Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. The view north on Southwest Boulevard.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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