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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 (131) Creek County, OK (22) Okmulgee County, OK (10) Osage County, OK (23) Pawnee County, OK (5) Rogers County, OK (27) Wagoner County, OK (17) Washington County, OK (2)  TulsaCounty(131) Tulsa County (131)  CreekCounty(22) Creek County (22)  OkmulgeeCounty(10) Okmulgee County (10)  OsageCounty(23) Osage County (23)  PawneeCounty(5) Pawnee County (5)  RogersCounty(27) Rogers County (27)  WagonerCounty(17) Wagoner County (17)  WashingtonCounty(2) Washington County (2)
Tulsa is the county seat for Tulsa County
Adjacent to Tulsa County, Oklahoma
      Creek County (22)  
      Okmulgee County (10)  
      Osage County (23)  
      Pawnee County (5)  
      Rogers County (27)  
      Wagoner County (17)  
      Washington County (2)  
 
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1 Oklahoma, 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
2 Oklahoma, 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
3 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — 302 Brown-Kimbrough Center for Arts, Innovation & Creativity
On this site in 1905, the Arkansas Valley National Bank (AVNB) was first opened for business, Broken Arrow, Indian Territory. Upon statehood, the Bank changed to a state charter and became Arkansas Valley State Bank (AVSB), and in 2008, AVB . . . Map (db m225898) HM
4 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — City Water Spring
For years, beginning in 1909, pure sparkling water from a spring here was piped to the water tower behind City Hall. The city grew Christmas trees here during the Depression and sold them in town. As new water sources were secured for the . . . Map (db m225259) HM
5 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Civilian Conservation Corps
A Civilian Conservation Corps camp with 220 young men opened here on July 18, 1935. The Corps planted thousands of trees, built terraces and spillways, planted grasses and fought fires. The camp had 14 buildings. In 1942 it closed as the men . . . Map (db m225564) HM
6 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Elam
An early settlement near this area in the Creek Nation in Indian Territory, founded in 1901 by W.T. Brooks, N.L. Sanders, W.N. "Newt" and M.C. "Mac" Williams. The town was named in honor of Elam Hodge who owned the land. A post office was here . . . Map (db m225904) HM
7 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — F.S. Hurd House
F. S. Hurd built this house in 1904. He came here in 1902 to establish a bank, now First National. He also founded Broken Arrow Federal Savings and Loan. He promoted agriculture and supported farm youth programs. Hurd was known as "Mr. Broken . . . Map (db m225988) HM
8 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — First Broken Arrow Public School
On this site, the first Broken Arrow Public Schools structure was built in 1904. From Indian Territory and statehood to present day, may this building serve as an enduring reminder of our rich educational history to all that have passed or will . . . Map (db m226111) HM
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9 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Fraker-Wells House
W.P. Fraker built this house here on his 40-acre farm in 1911. He purchased First State Bank on Main Street in 1903. He specialized in registered shorthorn cattle and supported vocational agriculture and high school FFA. His nephew and wife, Fred . . . Map (db m225353) HM
10 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Katy Railroad Depot
Construction began on the 24 x 50 foot depot on May 13, 1903. It was of wood set on timber pilings with a red tin roof. It jutted onto Main Street to allow a good view of the town. Grain elevators and cotton gins sprang up south of the tracks with . . . Map (db m225991) HM
11 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Kentucky Colonel Hotel
The Kentucky Colonel Hotel was a showplace and popular throughout the country for its fried chicken meals in early Broken Arrow days. Col. G. W. Gist built the hotel in 1903. The impressive inn was inviting to rail passengers for years. Vena . . . Map (db m225992) HM
12 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Old Cattle Trail
Following the Civil War, huge herds of cattle were driven to northern markets. The Sampson Chisholm Trail starting near Royse City, Texas, crossed the Arkansas River at 145th Street, passed Elam and crossed the Rudolf Karner Farm at this point, . . . Map (db m225457) HM
13 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Ownby-Rutledge House
Dr. Warren Ownby built this house in 1908-09. He was on early osteopathic doctor. Phenie Lou Ownby, his wife, was the first and only woman mayor to serve Broken Arrow, the first woman mayor in the state and the sixth in the nation. She was elected . . . Map (db m226110) HM
14 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Ralph Blane Boyhood Home
Ralph Blane Hunsecker was born in Broken Arrow on July 26, 1914. He gained fame as a songwriter, NBC vocalist, arranger and actor for stage and screen in New York and Hollywood. He wrote more than 700 songs for movies and Broadway and received . . . Map (db m225901) HM
15 Oklahoma, 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. Sieling Park . . . Map (db m42027) HM
16 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Umbrella Catalpa Tree
This Umbrella Catalpa Tree is one of the first trees brought to Broken Arrow by its settlers, circa 1900Map (db m225903) HM
17 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — Weer
Established by John E. Weer in 1885-87. A post office, 1894-1906, three general stores, a school, two doctors, a drug store and nearly 100 residents made up the early village. Weer was postmaster and farmed. He ran a saw mill, cotton gin, grist . . . Map (db m225456) HM
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18 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Broken Arrow — White Church
White Church was a Presbyterian Indian Mission established by Dr. Robert M. Loughridge in 1875. A subscription school was held here in the 1800's. Many pioneers and Creek Indians are buried in the church yard cemetery. Known as Broken Arrow . . . Map (db m225894) HM
19 Oklahoma, 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
20 Oklahoma, 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
21 Oklahoma, 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
22 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Glenpool — 172-1995 — Glenn Pool — World's Greatest Oil Pool
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23 Oklahoma, 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
24 Oklahoma, 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
25 Oklahoma, 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
26 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Sand Springs — Charles Page — June 2, 1860 - Dec. 27, 1926
Independent oil producer and industrialist who carved a city out of a wilderness and established industries and commercial firms for the sole purpose of supporting the Sand Springs Home. His motto "Think Right!"Map (db m214399) HM
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27 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Sand Springs — The Springs of Sand Springs
This area was once the site of several clear, sandy springs, for centuries, weary travelers stopped here for refreshment. Osage Indian hunting parties camped here, and a Creek Indian community was located nearby from the mid-19th century to circa . . . Map (db m214481) HM
28 Oklahoma, 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
29 Oklahoma, 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 . . . Map (db m52260) HM
30 Oklahoma, 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
31 Oklahoma, 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
32 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Booker T. Washington High School — Tulsa, OK — 1913 - 1950 —
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 replaced . . . Map (db m111510) HM
33 Oklahoma, 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
34 Oklahoma, 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
35 Oklahoma, 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
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36 Oklahoma, 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
37 Oklahoma, 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
38 Oklahoma, 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
39 Oklahoma, 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
40 Oklahoma, 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
41 Oklahoma, 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
42 Oklahoma, 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
43 Oklahoma, 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
44 Oklahoma, 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
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45 Oklahoma, 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
46 Oklahoma, 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
47 Oklahoma, 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
48 Oklahoma, 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
49 Oklahoma, 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
50 Oklahoma, 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
51 Oklahoma, 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
52 Oklahoma, 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
53 Oklahoma, 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
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54 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Tulsa Commercial Airport
This street was the original runway for the Tulsa Commercial Airport (subsequently named Cherokee Airpark). During the 1930's aviation in Tulsa included multiple airfields which were converted to residential neighborhoods as Tulsa grew. Tulsa . . . Map (db m225814) HM
55 Oklahoma, 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
56 Oklahoma, 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
57 Oklahoma, 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
58 Oklahoma, 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
59 Oklahoma, 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
60 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Tulsa's Oldest House — (still in existence)
Typical house of early 1880's Originally built on acreage 400 North Cheyenne was parsonage home of Rev Sylvester Morris Tulsa Indian Territory Methodist minister (1836-1907)Map (db m111532) HM
61 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Vernon A.M.E. Church
Placed on National Register of Historic Places This historic African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1905 and is the only standing structure (basement) left of the Historic Black Wall Street. It is the only edifice remaining form . . . Map (db m171407) HM
62 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — 22 — West Tulsa — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Settlements on the west side of the Arkansas River proliferated following completion of the railroad bridge in 1883. After the Red Fork oil strike in 1901 scores of people moved to the area and it was annexed into Tulsa in September 1907. In . . . Map (db m142234) HM
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63 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Whittier Square — Kendall-Whittier Historic Site
Whittier Square was Tulsa's first suburban shopping center, dating back to the early 1900s when a trolley line from downtown served the area. In 1926, the original alignment of Route 66 came through the heart of Whittier Square, leading to a . . . Map (db m170406) HM
64 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — 21 — Whittier Square — Tulsa's Historic Route 66
Tulsa experienced a population boom in the 1920s that paralleled the success of the oil industry. Residential development expanded east and south from downtown. The first major suburban area developed along a trolley line connecting downtown to . . . Map (db m170409) HM
65 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Will Rogers Motor Court — 5737 East 11th Street
Paul and Dora Johnson purchased the motel in the mid-1940s, a few years after it was built. Their son, Paul Jr., started managing the property in 1947. The iconic neon sign was built four years later. That shining beacon, coupled with awards from . . . Map (db m171516) HM
66 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Blue Dome District — 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
67 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Blue Dome District — 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
68 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Central Park — 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
69 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Central Park — 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
70 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Central Park — 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
71 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Central Park — 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
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72 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Central Park — 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
73 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Cooper — 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
74 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Country Club Gardens — 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
75 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Country Club Gardens — 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
76 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — 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
77 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — 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
78 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — 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
79 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — 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
80 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — 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
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81 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — Tulsa
As America's Most Generous City, Tulsa boasts a rich tradition of volunteerism, selflessness, and personal and corporate philanthropy. For most of the 20th century, Tulsa was known as The Oil Capital of the World. The wealth and culture that . . . Map (db m229729) HM
82 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — Tulsey Town Overpass
On the land beneath this overpass and 200 ft. east, 200 ft. west and 200 ft. south, Tulsa's first business buildings were constructed in 1882 ———————————— Frisco Depot . . . Map (db m171467) HM
83 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Deco District — Warner Brothers Marker
Hall's Original Store was 200 feet south of the railroad tracks on the west side of Main Street. This marker was first placed on Hall's Brick Building that replaced the N.W. corner of First and Main streets. It was demolished in 1967 and the marker . . . Map (db m171459) HM
84 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
85 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
86 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
87 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
88 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
89 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Downtown — 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
90 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, East Village District — 12 — Warehouse Market — 10th Street & Elgin Street — Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
The corner of 10th Street and Elgin Avenue was originally the site of McNulty Park, home of the early local baseball team, the Tulsa Oilers. In 1929, an Oklahoma City man named John Harden worked with architect B. Gaylord Noftsger to build The . . . Map (db m200188) HM
91 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Easton Heights — Washington Irving — Historian, Traveler, Statesman and Author — Born April 3, 1783 • Died Nov. 28, 1859 —
Excerpts Washington Irving's Tour on the Prairies 1832 ———————————— "It seems to me as if these beautiful regions answer literally to the description of the . . . Map (db m111585) HM
92 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Florence Park — 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
93 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Gilcrease Hills — 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
94 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Gilcrease Hills — 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
95 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Gilcrease Hills — 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
96 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Greenwood District — 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
97 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Greenwood District — 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
98 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Greenwood District — 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 . . . Map (db m111650) HM
99 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Greenwood District — 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
100 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa, Kendall-Whittier — 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

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