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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tulsa County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Tulsa County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tulsa County, OK (113) Creek County, OK (20) Okmulgee County, OK (8) Osage County, OK (22) Pawnee County, OK (5) Rogers County, OK (26) Wagoner County, OK (15) Washington County, OK (2)  TulsaCounty(113) Tulsa County (113)  CreekCounty(20) Creek County (20)  OkmulgeeCounty(8) Okmulgee County (8)  OsageCounty(22) Osage County (22)  PawneeCounty(5) Pawnee County (5)  RogersCounty(26) Rogers County (26)  WagonerCounty(15) Wagoner County (15)  WashingtonCounty(2) Washington County (2)
Tulsa is the county seat for Tulsa County
Adjacent to Tulsa County, Oklahoma
      Creek County (20)  
      Okmulgee County (8)  
      Osage County (22)  
      Pawnee County (5)  
      Rogers County (26)  
      Wagoner County (15)  
      Washington County (2)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Bixby — Washington Irving — (1783-1859)
Washington Irving was one of America’s greatest writers and is considered the “Father of the American Short Story.” He is best known for THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, in which Ichabod Crane meets the neadless horseman, and RIP VAN WINKLE, . . . Map (db m118320) HM
2Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Bixby — 220 — Washington Irving’s Camp
“A Tour on the Prairies” by the great writer, Irving, describes his tour on horseback in Oklahoma with the U.S. Rangers from Fort Gibson. Irving camped on the creek near here, Oct. 12, 1832. Marker sponsored by the Tulsa County . . . Map (db m118322) HM
3Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Broken Arrow — Sieling Park
Ida Sieling, widow of Henry Sieling and daughter of Herman Scheer, landscaped a run-down, city-owned plot of land across the street from her home into a beautiful botanical park. The Self Culture Club donated additional lots in 1938. Dieling Park . . . Map (db m42027) HM
4Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Collinsville — Veterans Building
This building is dedicated to those who served our country by the community of Collinsville Lest We Forget Dedicated to the memory of our departed comradesMap (db m111484) WM
5Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Collinsville — War Memorial
Army [Seal and Soldier's Creed] I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. . . . Map (db m111486) WM
6Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Glenpool — First Gas Processing Plant West of Mississippi River
The gas processing industry west of the Mississippi River had its beginning near here in 1909 at the D.W. Franchot & Company Plant three miles west of this marker. Liquid hydrocarbons were extracted from gas produced with oil in the surrounding . . . Map (db m180697) HM
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7Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Glenpool — 172-1995 — Glenn Pool — World's Greatest Oil Pool
. . . Map (db m180708) HM
8Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Glenpool — Twin Mounds Cemetery and Community
In this cemetery are 3,300 grave sites, only 500 of which are marked with as much as a sandstone. Through careful searching, we have obtained information on people buried in several of the graves (See enameled grave markers). Around 1890 or 1891, . . . Map (db m180672) HM
9Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Glenpool — Twin Mounds Community — and Twin Mounds Cemetery
First called Posey, town dated to 1880s and then was renamed for noted landmark. Citizens moved to Mounds in 1903 when R.R. bypassed town. 1905 discovery of oil nearby on Glenn farm led to boom that lasted into 1920s. Thos. Gilcrease's allotment . . . Map (db m180650) HM
10Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Mannford — 173 — Battle of Round Mountain
This first battle of the Civil War in Indian Territory began 6 miles south, Nov. 19, 1861, when Col. D.H. Cooper's Confederate vanguard was repulsed by Little Captain's warriors from Opothleyahola's Indian allies moving to north of the Ark. River to . . . Map (db m52261) HM
11Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Skiatook — 167 — Battle of Chustenahlah
This site, 3.5 miles N.W. is where Col. Jas. McIntosh, 2nd Ark. Mtd. Rifles, routed Loyal Union Indian forces, Dec. 26, 1861. The battle started with fire from the Indian line on Patriot's Hill, 2 Mi. S.W. The Loyal Indians finally fled into Kansas.Map (db m52264) HM
12Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Sperry — 171 — Battle of Chusto-Talasah
This Battle site is 9 miles NE., SE at the Caving Banks Bend on Bird Creek. Here Dec 9, 1861 Opothleyahola's Union Indians forced the retreat of Col. D.H. Cooper's Confederate troops. Marker sponsored by the Tulsa Historical Society.Map (db m39564) HM
13Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Sperry — Battle of Chusto-Talasah or "Caving Banks"
The Battle of "Caving Banks" was fought on Dec. 9, 1861 between 1500 Texas and Indian calvarymen under Confederate Col. D.H. Cooper and 2500 Loyal Creeks and Cherokees enroute to Kansas with Chief Opothle Yahola. The struggle centered on a log house . . . Map (db m52260) HM
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14Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — "East Meets West"
The historic Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge is the point where "east meets west on the Mother Road" - the point on the road where the landscape begins to change and the road seems to stretch out in anticipation of its long journey to . . . Map (db m172088) HM
15Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 14 — 10th Street & Main Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
While Route 66 followed 11th Street east and west of downtown Tulsa, between S. Boulder Avenue and S. Elgin Avenue it followed E. 10th Street. As was common all along Route 66, auto-related businesses opened in locations convenient to drivers. . . . Map (db m142237) HM
16Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 11th Street Bridge, Tulsa, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
. . . Map (db m189192) HM
17Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — A New Century 1901-1926
The droplets that fell smudged the arms and faces of those surrounding the crude wooden-framed derrick on the edge of Red Fork. They were black and had the feel of slime, sliding over the drillers' skin. The Sue Bland No. 1 discovery well . . . Map (db m172092) HM
18Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 20 — Admiral Place — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The original alignment of Route 66, from its initial designation in 1926 until 1932, came into Tulsa from the east along 11th Street. At Mingo Road, it turned north for about one mile until it reached Federal Drive, now Admiral Place. Route 66 . . . Map (db m142260) HM
19Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 3 — Auto Dealerships — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Automobile dealerships required ample space for displaying, testing, and repairing vehicles. The sparsely developed land along this stretch of Route 66, more than three miles east of downtown Tulsa, met that requirement. Automobile . . . Map (db m200176) HM
20Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 5 — Bama Pie Company — 2487 E. 11th Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
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 . . . Map (db m142254) HM
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21Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 13 — Bishop's Driv-Inn — 10th Street and Boston Avenue — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Demolished William W. Bishop was already a successful restaurateur when he opened Bishop's Restaurant at 5th Street and Main Street downtown in 1930, but the success of that business was greater than any of his previous ventures. . . . Map (db m200190) HM
22Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Black Wall Street - 1921 — In Memoriam
Prince-Mackey Home Mabel B. Little Heritage House 322 N. Greenwood Ave. One of the stately homes of the day, the Prince-Mackey House was built shortly after the Tulsa race war. Their white frame home was destroyed during the battle. The . . . Map (db m171409) HM
23Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 16 — Blue Dome District — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The Blue Dome Historic District has a long connection to Tulsa's history. It developed in the early 1900s with businesses serving the nearby railroad lines. After the designation of Route 66 through the district in 1926, automobile . . . Map (db m142265) HM
24Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Booker T. Washington High School — Tulsa, OK — 1913 - 1950 —
(front) Constructed on this site in 1913, Booker T. Washington High School served as the separate school for Black students in Tulsa. The first building was a four-room wooden frame structure. A sixteen-room brick facility with a basement . . . Map (db m111510) HM
25Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 7 — Borden's Restaurant — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
In 1935, brothers Leroy and Richard Borden opened their first restaurant in downtown Tulsa. The five-stool cafι was purchased with $300 of borrowed money and sold hamburgers and other cheap fare during the Depression. The restaurant was a . . . Map (db m200185) HM
26Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 6 — Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) — 2630 E. 11th Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The Casa Loma Hotel was constructed in 1927 by Max Campbell. When Route 66 was re-aligned to 11th Street five years later, it became the first full-service hotel on the Route in Tulsa. The Spanish Mission-style building was uniquely . . . Map (db m142251) HM
27Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 15 — Cathedral Square — Tulsa's Historic Route 66
The Cathedral Square area, south of the central business district, contains several grand churches with their accompanying educational and support facilities. The churches, constructed between 1912 and 1929, are high-style examples of . . . Map (db m142236) HM
28Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 27 — Clinton Heights — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
As Route 66 traveled west on Sapulpa Road (Southwest Boulevard), a three-block stretch of West 41st Street developed a mix of residential and commercial properties that provided a transition between the commercial core of Red Fork and . . . Map (db m142074) HM
29Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Colonial Garden
The Colonial Garden is the third garden in the series of five historic theme gardens. Colonists claiming the Virginia wilderness brought with them the formal, Dutch-English gardening style prevalent in England during the reign of William and . . . Map (db m68034) HM
30Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Confederate Memorial
. . . Map (db m171702) WM
31Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Creek Nation Council Oak Memorial
Fire is a revered element of many sacred rituals of the Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek People). The sacred fire represents the divine masculine of the "Epofvnkv" (the Creator) to which all things are connected. The sacred fires were integral to the . . . Map (db m68043) HM
32Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Creek Stickball Park — 18th and Cheyenne Ave.
A-ne-jo-di, or Stickball, is a Creek game played around a single 5-10 meter pole, topped with a brightly painted animal skull, and a blue painted ring 60 cm toward the top. Points are scored by hitting the pole above the blue ring, or . . . Map (db m68049) HM
33Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 29 — Crystal City — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Amusement parks became popular in the early 1900s. Building on the array of entertainment options offered by the traveling circus, the typical amusement park featured a midway full of games, sideshows, and exhibits; mechanical rides and indoor . . . Map (db m142066) HM
34Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 19 — Cyrus Avery — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Widely acknowledged as the "Father of Route 66," Cyrus Avery was born on August 31, 1871 in Stephensville, Pennsylvania. After graduating from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, Avery moved to Indian Territory where he was a manager . . . Map (db m142268) HM
35Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge
The original 11th Street Bridge was constructed in 1916 as a Highway 64 crossing of the Arkansas River and as a way to connect downtown Tulsa with the rich oil fields west of the river. Unlike most bridges of the day, the beautiful art deco . . . Map (db m172091) HM
36Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Cyrus Stevens Avery
Cyrus Stevens Avery was elected Tulsa County Commissioner in 1913. The following year, he helped organize the Albert Pike Highway Association and was President for nine years during which the Association developed Highway 64 from Colorado Springs, . . . Map (db m172089) HM
37Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — David L. Boren Boulevard
Front This boulevard was named in honor of David L. Boren, the 13th President of the University of Oklahoma by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to mark the 10th anniversary of his presidency. Prior to becoming President of the . . . Map (db m100133) HM
38Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 9 — Dry Cleaners — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Before the washing machine became a standard feature in nearly every home, people took their clothes to professionals for cleaning. Four different businesses formed a "Dry Cleaner District" along Route 66. Constructed from the late 1920s . . . Map (db m142249) HM
39Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Electricity for Tulsa
Electricity came to Tulsa in 1905 with the construction of a small generating station on this site. Public Service Company of Oklahoma acquired the "Cheyenne Street Power Plant" in 1913 when the newly formed company purchased the Tulsa corporation . . . Map (db m171562) HM
40Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Elliott Building
The Elliott Building at 9th and Cincinnati housed the original site of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery from July 1974 to December 1977. Tulsa Junior College generously provided room for President John W. Barson, Ed.D., . . . Map (db m67907) HM
41Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Expo Square — Route 66 Tulsa
Tulsa was once known as "The Oil Capital of the World". The flow of revenue from the oil fields created great commerce for Tulsa resulting in a vibrant central business district with ornate Art Deco style buildings and numerous individual acts of . . . Map (db m171447) HM
42Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — First Oil Well in Tulsa County
First oil well in Tulsa County, completed on June 25, 1901 .4 mi west by Drs. J.C.W. Bland and Fred S. Clinton. This well brought first nation wide publicity and oil boom to Indian Ter. Rapid industrial development made Tulsa "Oil Capital of the . . . Map (db m34129) HM
43Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — First Presbyterian Church Centennial
First church in Tulsa First meetings - 1883 Chartered as a congregation - 1885 The Centennial Marker Given 1985 by the Mr. and Mrs. Class Organized in 1929Map (db m68019) HM
44Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — History of This Site — Land donation by Markham D. Ferrell
The land on which you are now standing is steeped in the history and tradition that is Oklahoma. Originally a part of the Creek Nation prior to statehood, this land supported a family grocery store along Route 66 for nearly four decades. Now it has . . . Map (db m171554) HM
45Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — In Recognition of Elizabeth Russell Sullivan
(first memorial:) In recognition of Elizabeth Russell Sullivan (Mrs. T.I.) United Daughters of the Confederacy Oklahoma Division President 1938-1940 Gen. Clement A. Evans Chapter #1204 President 1935-1937 and . . . Map (db m171699) WM
46Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Indian Memorial
682 feet east of this marker the territories of the Cherokee • Creek • Osage Tribes of Indians join in a common boundary point On June 2, 1825, the Osage Nation, under treaty with the U.S. granted certain lands to the government . . . Map (db m111583) HM
47Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 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 . . . Map (db m111504) HM
48Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park
"I think knowing one's history leads one to act in a more enlightened fashion. I can not imagine how knowing one's history would not urge one to be an activist." Dr. John Hope Franklin who forever changed the way that Americans think of . . . Map (db m111647) HM
49Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 11 — Leyh Building — 1699-1633 E. 11th Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
John J. Leyh, a local grocer, constructed the two-story brick building in 1921 to house his store on the first floor and apartments above. Clerks from the grocery store often lived in the apartments upstairs. John and his wife, Maude, operated the . . . Map (db m170411) HM
50Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Lynching in America / The 1921 Tulsa Massacre — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of Black people were the victims of racial terror lynching in the United States between 1877 and 1950. During this era, racial terror lynching of African Americans emerged as a stunning form of violent . . . Map (db m171252) HM
51Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Mabel B. Little Heritage House — Completed 1986
This facility is a replica of the Mackey House, originally erected on the southwest corner of Greenwood Avenue and Easton Street. The original two story wood structure was destroyed during the Race Riot of 1921. Sam and Lucy Mackey were . . . Map (db m171408) HM
52Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Mary Veasey Leech — In Honor of
In 1913, when Mary Veasey Leech was eight years old, she moved into the house across from the Council Oak Tree. Her father, James Alexander Veasey, taught young Mary about respect for our history and for all people. The pair ensured that the . . . Map (db m68047) HM
53Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 18 — McIntyre Airport — SE corner of Admiral Place and Sheridan Road — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Duncan McIntyre: "Father of Tulsa Aviation" was a former Air Force instructor and military barnstormer. In 1919, as he was on his way to Spokane, Washington, he decided to stop in Tulsa to visit an old war buddy. He ended up staying here until . . . Map (db m142271) HM
54Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Mt. Zion Baptist Church — Tulsa, Oklahoma — "The Church That Faith Built" —
Built and dedicated April 4, 1921 Completely reduced to charred smoldering ruin during Tulsa's infamous race riot June 1, 1921 Rebuilt and dedicated as a monument to faithfulness and perseverance October 21, 1952 Dedicated and . . . Map (db m111646) HM
55Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Not Just a Ball Game — Pokkecetv Atekose Tokot Omes — Sculpted by Sandra Van Zandt —
Pokkecetv mahoke tomes momes tomisen matekoset tokot omes. Nake acaket ontomen safvcket omhoyatet tomes. Epofvnkv emaye sarakecat omhoyates. Pokkape waret huerihocvt acayecet omhoyate tomes. Honvntaket momen hoktaket etemafvckake tomes. Pokkon . . . Map (db m68050) HM
56Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Oil Capital Motel — 802 West Skelly Drive
Robert and Bette Saxby opened the Oil Capital Motel in 1958, one year before the road was designated as the US 66 bypass. The exterior was made of cedar and each of the 24 rooms were filled with cowboy-style oak furniture. The oil derrick and . . . Map (db m171517) HM
57Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places April 10, 1984 by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. Constructed in 1928, the Oklahoma Natural Gas Building . . . Map (db m67911) HM
58Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Pearls Along the Route 66 Highway — Route 66 Tulsa
For various reasons through the years, "pearls" along the national Route 66 highway were lost. Tulsa wishes to share with you examples of remaining nearby pearls on East 11th Street. The former Hawk Dairy is located at 2415 East 11th Street. By . . . Map (db m171448) HM
59Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Pentane (C5H12) Molecular Model
Oil and gas - produced by Amoco Production Company in more than 1200 fields in North America - are among the most adaptable resources known to modern man. Hydrocarbon molecules from oil and gas are the building blocks for thousands of products . . . Map (db m68020) HM
60Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Perryman Cemetery
In 1849, Lewis Perryman, one of the most prominent ranchers and traders in the Creek Nation, built a ranch complex on Crow Creek in the southwest corner of what is now Zink Park. After the Civil War, the ranch was operated by Lewis' son, . . . Map (db m101674) HM
61Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Philtower Building
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places August 27, 1979 by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. Constructed in 1928, the Philtower was designed by . . . Map (db m68022) HM
62Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Pioneer Association Picnic Grounds 1921 Memorial
This marker and the upright monument moved from original location on Kennedy Farm on West Newton in 1950. Horizontal slabs added later. Memorial This stone marks the ground where "Old Timers" who had lived in Tulsa and vicinity over . . . Map (db m111535) HM
63Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 23 — Quanah Retail Center — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
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. . . . Map (db m142233) HM
64Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 28 — Red Fork — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The Arkansas River was a major obstacle for cattle drivers leading herds from grazing fields in Texas to slaughter houses in Kansas. Before construction of the Frisco Railroad bridge in 1883, crossing the river was a complicated task, compounded . . . Map (db m142068) HM
65Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicated this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty 40th . . . Map (db m111406) HM
66Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 2 — Rose Bowl Lanes — 7914 E. 11th St. — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Rose Bowl Lanes was constructed in 1962. Architect William Henry Ryan based the unique design on concrete bomb shelters he had seen in Germany during World War I. The free-standing reinforced concrete structure did not need interior supports and . . . Map (db m142275) HM
67Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 26 — Route 66 Historical Village — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The Route 66 Historical Village presents an open-air collection of railroad, transportation, and oil industry artifacts, painstakingly restored, along with other replica features. To honor the legacy of the industries that built Tulsa and to . . . Map (db m142072) HM
68Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 1 — Route 66 Motels — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
As automobiles became a popular mode of travel for leisure-seekers, early "auto-enthusiasts" camped along the roadside or in organized tourist campgrounds. Beginning in the 1920s, motor courts and motels developed along busier highways to . . . Map (db m142277) HM
69Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 25 — Sapulpa Road — Route 66 Motorist Center — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Electrically powered interurban trolley systems were popular in metropolitan areas in the early twentieth century before personal automobiles became common. The first interurban system in the Tulsa area began in Sapulpa, southwest of Red Fork, . . . Map (db m142076) HM
70Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Saving the Meadow Gold Sign
Erected in 1934, the Meadow Gold sign stood above its rooftop perch at 11th Street (Historic Route 66) and South Lewis Avenue for nearly seven decades and served as a reminder of days gone by - days of the milkman and deliveries of dairy products to . . . Map (db m171552) HM
71Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Schusterman Center Clinic
(side 1) OU-Tulsa's Schusterman Center Clinic opened in 2007 to provide the best quality of medical care to serve Tulsa and the surrounding area as well as foster the expansion of medical research. The 100,000-square-foot, $35 million . . . Map (db m90522) HM
72Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Settlement of the Nations 1836-1866
With little inkling of how dramatically the future discovery of unimagined mineral resources would have on their communities and culture, right past the turn into the next century, those members of the Five Civilized (Sovereign) Nations being . . . Map (db m172252) HM
73Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Simσn Bolνvar
Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Panamα. Born: Caracas, Venezuela July 24, 1783 Died: Santa Marta, Colombia December 17, 1830 "I prefer the title of Citizen to that of Liberator, because while the latter . . . Map (db m68030) HM
74Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The American Milkman — Route 66 Tulsa
If you were born after 1960, chances are you don't remember the milkman. Several generations ago, however, home milk delivery by the milkman driving a refrigerated truck was an integral part of the American morning landscape. After World War . . . Map (db m171458) HM
75Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Bridge Builder
On February 19, 1946, the Tulsa World published a picture of Cyrus Avery holding a plaque on which the following poem was inscribed. The original plaque was mounted on the upstream rail of the bridge but is rumored to have been removed during World . . . Map (db m172090) HM
76Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Bridge that Saved Tulsa
The first wagon bridge over the Arkansas River crossed the river very near the present day Eleventh Street bridge. The Bridge That Saved Tulsa Because bonds could not be issued in Tulsa's village days, many despaired of bridging the . . . Map (db m100272) HM
77Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Era of World War II — Route 66 Tulsa
When the United States entered World War II, Route 66 was a strategic transportation corridor that avoided the mountains and colder climates of the north. The Chicago-to-Los Angeles paved highway created a reliable means for transporting raw . . . Map (db m171457) HM
78Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Fabric of a Community — Route 66 Tulsa
By 1917, the area surrounding this intersection was being developed for its natural resources: coal and oil. Coalmining and oil wells survived until the 1930s when the area developed as a primarily residential and commercial community. One . . . Map (db m171449) HM
79Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Gillies — The University of Tulsa / City of Tulsa Partnership
Gilcrease Museum pays tribute to the 13 visionary women who founded The Gillies, a volunteer organization formed in 1967 to serve the many needs of the museum. We salute these community leaders who played such an important role in developing . . . Map (db m68029) HM
80Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Golden Drumstick Restaurant — Route 66 Tulsa
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 . . . Map (db m171452) HM
81Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 17 — The Green Book — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Route 66 and the businesses that lined the Mother Road reflected American culture of the period. A free-spirited sense of adventure and opportunity was part of American life, but there was also very serious racial discrimination. African American . . . Map (db m170403) HM
82Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Historic Greenwood District — Tulsa, Oklahoma
In the early 1900s, Tulsa's black community, the "Greenwood District," gained national renown. Dubbed "Black Wall Street," the neighborhood teemed with entrepreneurial and business activity: doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, dentists, beauty parlors, . . . Map (db m171410) HM
83Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The History of Meadow Gold
George E. Haskell and William W. Bosworth lost their jobs with the bankrupt Fremont Butter and Egg Company in 1893. A year later in Beatrice, Nebraska, Haskell and Bosworth formed a partnership and began purchasing butter, milk and eggs from local . . . Map (db m171556) HM
84Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The History of Neon Signs
The concept of the neon lamp was invented by French engineer and chemist Georges Claude in 1902 when he discovered that by passing an electric current through inert gases he could make them glow very brightly. In 1911 Claude obtained international . . . Map (db m171555) HM
85Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The J.M. & H.C. Hall Mercantile Company
On this site in 1882 The J.M. & H.C. Hall Mercantile Company erected the first business building in Tulsa Oklahoma. This plaque was presented to the City of Tulsa by Warner Brothers In commemoration of the world premiere . . . Map (db m171248) HM
86Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Motoring Public 1926
With the commissioning of federal U.S. Route 66 in November 1926, Tulsa's Cyrus Avery found himself as a co-creator of something not yet experienced in the early 20th Century America. U.S. 66 took its place within a developing system of . . . Map (db m172086) HM
87Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. It began after Dick Rowland, a nineteen-year-old African American shoe shiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, a young white elevator operator, . . . Map (db m111650) HM
88Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Learning Center
Front The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Learning Center was completed in 2008 and was made possible by the State Higher Education Bond Issue and a generous gift from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Additional major . . . Map (db m100131) HM
89Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — A 20 — The University of Tulsa.
Two blocks north is the University of Tulsa. The institution was founded as Henry Kendall College at Muskogee, Indian Territory, in 1894, under the sponsorship of the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church. In 1907 the college was moved to . . . Map (db m99349) HM
90Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway — "Oklahoma - 1541 to the Present" — Sculpture by Ed Dwight
Healing Walkway "Lifting as we climb-The eternal verities shall prevail" ~ B.C. Franklin ~ ———————————————————— We . . . Map (db m111663) HM
91Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Transition 1866-1901
The sound was distant but distinct - so faint, at first, that many among the dispersed families of the Lochoapoka Tallasi did not know if they even heard it. Over days, it grew louder - the 'chink' and 'clang' of metal-on-metal, forcing its way . . . Map (db m172253) HM
92Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa Auto Court — 8833 East Admiral Place
When Route 66 was originally established in 1926, it came into Tulsa from the east on 11th Street but turned north on Mingo Road for one mile and continued into town on Federal Drive (now Admiral Place). Although the Tulsa Auto Court was established . . . Map (db m171515) HM
93Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 10 — Tulsa Monument Company — 1735 E. 11th Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
In 1936, Edwin and Jessie Holmes, owners of the Tulsa Monument Company, announced a move from their long time downtown location at 11 West Brady Street to this location. The move coincided with the company's fortieth anniversary selling . . . Map (db m142247) HM
94Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa Oklahoma World War Memorial
In memory of the illustrious men of Tulsa County who gave their lives for their country in the World War 1917-1918 Here is no rank or situation -- no high or low estate, the famous and the lowly are not famous or lowly here. Every . . . Map (db m90794) WM
95Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa Union Depot
Was originally built in 1931. Restoration of the exterior and renovation of the interior was initiated by Williams Realty Corp. in 1981: Urban Design Group - Architect Galgara Duffendack Foss Manlove - Interior architect Manhattan . . . Map (db m171464) HM
96Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
"The Admiral Twin Drive-In, built in 1951, is one of a few drive-in theaters remaining in Oklahoma. Located on Route 66, it is Oklahoma's largest drive-in with a capacity of more than 1,000 cars." Recognized by Hampton Hotels . . . Map (db m170404) HM
97Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa's 11th Street Bridge — Spanning History
Route 66 had a dual role in Depression-era Oklahoma. It was the "mother road" that, as John Steinbeck wrote in The Grapes of Wrath, carried Oklahomans west in the midst of the Dust Bowl. At the same time, the highway fostered a thriving . . . Map (db m170393) HM
98Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa's 11th Street Bridge — Spanning History
When completed in 1916, the 11th Street Bridge offered a grand and stately entrance to downtown Tulsa. Spurred by the oil boom across the Arkansas River, the city's commercial and financial district expanded dramatically. The new bridge was among . . . Map (db m171558) HM
99Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — 24 — Tulsa's First Oil Strike — Fueling the rise of the automobile era — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
With the growing popularity of the automobile and the internal combustion engine in the early twentieth century, gasoline became the primary product derived from crude oil, rather than earlier products such as kerosene and lubricants. To produce . . . Map (db m142078) HM
100Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa's First Post Office
522 feet north of this point on March 25, 1879 was established Tulsa's first post office. Known at that time as "Tulsey Town" Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Josiah C. Perryman Post-Master.Map (db m101675) HM

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