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Published by University of Oklahoma press in Norman .
Written in English



  • Tulsa (Okla.)


  • Tulsa (Okla.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Angie Debo.
LC ClassificationsF704.T92 D4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 123, [1] p.
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6451500M
LC Control Number43007340

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Tulsa From Creek Town to Oil Capital (Book): Debo, Angie. It would help make Tulsa the “Oil Capital of the World.” By , Tulsa is home to petroleum companies, two daily newspapers, seven banks, four telegraph companies – telephones. On a chilly fall morning in – two years before Oklahoma became a state – oil was discovered on the Glenn family farm south of Tulsa. Angie Debo, Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ). Nina Dunn, “Tulsa’s Magic Roots: An Early History of Tulsa,” (Okla. Book Pub. Co. ) The Tulsa Historic Preservation Plan (Tulsa, Okla.: Tulsa Preservation Commission, ). Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Ellswourth, Scott. Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Goble, Danney. Tulsa!: Biography of the American City. Tulsa OK: Council Oak Books,

this is a well put together book. the history of which was only 85 years ago is ugly but yet THE BURNINGS CONTINUE. the history of tulsa oklahoma at least on the black side demonstrates that blacks were never lazy and that we wanted a piece of the "american pie". in after the death of Mrs. King it will take you more than two hands to count the burnings of churches after her death. Many early oil companies chose Tulsa for their home base. By , Tulsa was called home to almost , people and different oil companies. The booming town boasted two daily newspapers, four telegraph companies, more t telephones, seven banks, attorneys and more than doctors, as well as numerous other businesses. Although Tulsa itself had no major oil fields, city leaders decided to encourage oilmen to stay and to transact business in town. In May the Hotel Tulsa opened as one of the finest in the Midwest. After that, oilmen flocked to Tulsa, and the city soon proclaimed itself "the Oil Capital of the World.". Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 45th-most populous city in the United States.. Tulsa was settled between and by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry.

Texaco built the first oil refinery here in and Tulsa was on its way to being the “Oil Capital of the World.” The population by , 72, by and , by When the Great Depression slowed the boom, Tulsa had more buildings of Reviews: 3.   By , Tulsa called itself "The Oil Capital of the World" in , and oil drove its economy. Route 66 was aligned through the town in , promoted by a local businessman, Cyrus Avery, known as "The Father of Route 66" who was part of the Committee that drew its alignment. Tulsa (/tʌlsə/) is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 46th-largest city in the United States. With a population of , as of the census, it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with , () residents in the MSA and , () in the CSA. Debo, Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital, Susan Price, "Owen Park: The Beginning," Tulsa Journal 1 (July ): ; vertical file on "Tulsa Parks," Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Tulsa's Historic Preservation Resource Document, ; and Art Work of Tulsa, (Chicago, Illinois: Gravure Illustration Company),