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

Bama Pie Company

2487 E. 11th Street

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Bama Pie Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Bama Pie Company Marker
Inscription.  Henry and Alabama Marshall founded the BAMA Pie Company in Dallas in 1921. Mrs. "Bama" Marshall baked the pies, while Mr. Marshall handled the marketing. What began as a small operation selling pies at the Woolworth's soda fountain quickly grew as the Marshalls gave money to each of their seven children to start businesses in other cities: Dallas, Houston, Waco, Shreveport, Memphis, Oklahoma City, and, of course, Tulsa.

Paul and Lilah Marshall moved to Tulsa in 1937. They opened a one-story shop on Route 66 where Lilah baked and Paul managed sales. From this little shop, the Bama Pie Company steadily grew its local presence. Famous for its pastries and desserts, Bama Pie Company, now headquartered in Tulsa, built a business on packaged desserts. The Marshalls eventually replaced the original Route 66 building with a much larger plant and constructed two additional plants in Tulsa to handle the daily volume of pies, cookies, dough, and biscuits.

Route 66 provided not only a constant stream of retail customers, but it served as a part of Paul Marshall's delivery route to local restaurants and was the road to Chicago

The newer Bama Pie Company buildings and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. The newer Bama Pie Company buildings and marker.
where Marshall cemented the company's future success. Now, under direction of CEO, Paula Marshall, The Bama Companies sell their pies, biscuits, pizza dough, hotcakes, and graham shells to some of the world's largest fast food chains.

Original building demolished.

 
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 36° 8.874′ N, 95° 57.045′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on East 11th Street east of South Columbia Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2745 East 11th Street, Tulsa OK 74104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University of Tulsa. (approx. mile away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dry Cleaners (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tulsa Monument Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. one mile away); Admiral Place (approx. one mile away); International Petroleum Exposition (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Also see . . .  Bama Company history. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Reverse side of marker looking east on Old Route 66. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. Reverse side of marker looking east on Old Route 66.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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