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

The Golden Drumstick Restaurant

Route 66 Tulsa

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
1. The Golden Drumstick Restaurant Marker
Inscription.  Opening in 1948 on the northeast corner of this intersection, the Golden Drumstick was a much loved comfort food restaurant specializing in fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, rolls, butter and honey. For two decades the "Drumstick," as it was affectionately named by Tulsans, was a popular eating place for locals and for the continuous stream of travelers on Route 66. The inscription on the back of the restaurant's postcard included, "U.S. 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 'Oil Capital of the World.' Finest foods and hospitality. Air-conditioned … tourists and children welcome - come as you are."

At the Golden Drumstick, customers were encouraged to eat fried chicken with their fingers. Afterwards, waitresses brought diners a finger bowl of warm lemon water and a soft cotton cloth, which were used to pleasantly remove any grease from their fingers.

The Golden Drumstick's building was a mixture of architectural styles. The parapet that crowned the building and the red tile window awnings reflected the Spanish Colonial style. The rounded corners, smooth stucco exterior, blue tinted windows and glass block entry reflected the Streamline
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By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
2. The Golden Drumstick Restaurant Marker
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Modern Art Deco. The building was razed in 1985.
 
Erected by Vision 2025.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 36° 8.878′ N, 95° 55.341′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of South Yale Avenue and East 11th Street (Old U.S. 66), on the right when traveling north on South Yale Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 S Yale Ave, Tulsa OK 74112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White City Historic District Neighborhood (here, next to this marker); The American Milkman (here, next to this marker); The Era of World War II (here, next to this marker); The Fabric of a Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearls Along the Route 66 Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Expo Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus Avery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
3. The Golden Drumstick Restaurant Marker
Marker is next to three other markers; the "Golden Drumstick" one is the farthest left.
The Golden Drumstick Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By John W. Gough, unknown
4. The Golden Drumstick Restaurant Marker
Postcard of the Golden Drumstick Restaurant, public domain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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