“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Tulsa County Oklahoma Historical Markers

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By Tom Bosse, May 18, 2018
Washington Irving Marker
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
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
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. Dieling Park . . . — Map (db m42027) HM
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 comrades — Map (db m111484) WM

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 . . . — Map (db m111486) WM

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
Oklahoma (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
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
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 house . . . — Map (db m52260) HM
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Booker T. Washington High SchoolTulsa, 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 . . . — Map (db m111510) HM

Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Creek Stickball Park18th 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
Oklahoma (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 . . . — Map (db m100133) HM

Oklahoma (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
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
Oklahoma (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 1929 — Map (db m68019) HM
Oklahoma (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 . . . — Map (db m111583) HM

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 . . . — Map (db m111504) HM

Oklahoma (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 . . . — Map (db m111647) HM

Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Mary Veasey LeechIn 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
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Mt. Zion Baptist ChurchTulsa, 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 . . . — Map (db m111646) HM

Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Not Just a Ball GamePokkecetv 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
Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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
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
Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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.


This stone marks the ground where "Old Timers" who had lived in Tulsa and . . . — Map (db m111535) HM

Oklahoma (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 . . . — Map (db m111406) HM

Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Simón Bolívar
Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Panamá. 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
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
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — The GilliesThe 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
Oklahoma (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 . . . — Map (db m111650) HM

Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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
Oklahoma (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 ~ ———————————————————— . . . — Map (db m111663) HM

Oklahoma (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
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
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

Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center
(side 1) The university of Oklahoma Schusterman Center was established in 1999 and named in honor of Charles and Lynn Schusterman of Tulsa. Charles Schusterman, distinguished OU alumnus and inaugural member of OU's Seed Sower Society, . . . — Map (db m90523) HM
Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Washington IrvingHistorian, 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

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