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Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma and is located on the state’s northeast side, adjacent to the Arkansas River. Before Tulsa became a settlement, and before there was a need for a roofing company like us, it was inhabited by various Native American tribes. The name Tulsa comes from one of these groups: Tula people, who settled in this area before European contact.

The Origin

The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a fascinating history. It was originally founded in 1833 by the Creek people, who negotiated with and secured boundaries between themselves and their Cherokee neighbors.

The 1882 arrival of St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad established Tulsa as a thriving city that would continue to grow at an exponential rate for years after its establishment. The rail line got extended from Vinita and served local ranching interests.

Discovery of oilDiscovery of oil

In 1901, the discovery of oil at Red Fork marked the beginning of an era of good fortune for Tulsa. Shortly after that, wildcatters discovered another major field near Glenpool, and the city began to grow rapidly as a hub for all things related to petroleum. In May 1912, Hotel Tulsa opened its doors with the hopes they would be able to attract more business from potential clients, and in just ten years, it became one of the most popular hotels in the region. After that, more and more oilmen came to Tulsa, and eventually, the city began calling itself “The Oil Capital of the World.”

The petroleum processing industry began to play a major role in the economy. By 1919, Tulsa had two refineries – Texaco and Cosden. The Cosden Refinery was one of the largest independent oil refineries in existence at that time, it became even more important during World War One (WWI).

From the inception of the oil boom to the 1930s, the biggest names in the petroleum industry resided in Tulsa. These included such notables as Joshua Cosden, Waite Phillips, Jean Paul Getty, Harry Sinclair, William “Bill” Skelly, Thomas Gilcrease, and many others.

Tulsa Race Riot

One of the saddest yet most important events in Tulsa’s history occurred back on July 1, 1921. A major outbreak of race-based violence exploded over eighteen hours between May 31 and June 1, destroying thirty to forty square blocks of Tulsa’s thriving African American community. The event is called the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Shockingly, it took place less than five years after World War I, in which more Americans perished than any other conflict before or since. The tragic event left many dead or wounded but also created thousands more homeless people.

aviation industryTulsa aviation industry

Apart from the oil industry, the aviation industry also played a huge role in the economy of Tulsa. The economic impact of aviation is seen in the great number of airports and manufacturers that are currently operating in Tulsa.

On January 27, 1928, Spartan Aircraft Company opened, a company that was an integral part of expanding both commerce and innovation for Tulsans.

On July 3, 1928, the Tulsa Municipal Airport was inaugurated. The Tulsa Municipal Airport was considered the best airport in Oklahoma at that time. In 1936, American Airlines expanded service into Tulsa and opened a permanent facility there on December 30. By taking ownership of the former Douglas Aircraft’s modification plant in 1945, this became one of America’s largest maintenance bases by 1946.

Post-World-War II

Throughout its history, Tulsa has been famous for attracted innovative industries. After World War II, the Zebco company based in Tulsa started producing fishing equipment, while Lowrance Electronics started using their sonar-based depth finders in fishing and boating.

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Tulsa Historical Landmarks


Photo Courtesey of: Jaeseop Song

Vickery Phillips 66 Station

Address: 602 S Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

Main Phone: (918) 582-2534

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Latitude: 36.1519859

Longitude: -95.9848924

Did you know that Vickery Phillips 66 Station rates 3.3/5 based on 8 total ratings?

Reviews for Vickery Phillips 66 Station
Emmanuel Odekunle

Emmanuel Odekunle

3/5

3 years ago

It a good place

Lavonta Dennis

Lavonta Dennis

5/5

4 months ago

LaChelle Nicole

LaChelle Nicole

5/5

a year ago


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Petroleum Building

Address: 420 S Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone:

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Latitude: 36.1513731

Longitude: -95.9917107

Did you know that Petroleum Building rates 3.5/5 based on 2 total ratings?

Reviews for Petroleum Building
Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher

5/5

a year ago

abraham rentera valero

abraham rentera valero

2/5

2 months ago


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Meadow Gold District

Address: 1324 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

Main Phone:

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Latitude: 36.1477313

Longitude: -95.9746788

Did you know that Meadow Gold District rates 4.6/5 based on 72 total ratings?

Reviews for Meadow Gold District
TheThundercat82

TheThundercat82

5/5

3 months ago

Nice Rt 66 attraction with a parking lot and plenty of food and a park nearby.

Jim Cameron

Jim Cameron

5/5

8 months ago

Great Photo of Iconic Route 66 Landmark east of Downtown Tulsa OK! This neon sign is just one of the many places along the Mother Road that you should stop to see as you travel Oklahoma's section of the original Interstate Highway. At night it has even more impact which makes for an even better photo opportunity that is just too good to pass up. This photo is actually a composite of nine pictures that are stitched together into this detailed image of a great two story neon sign that deserves it's Historical Landmark distinction.

Rock Labelle Freedom51

Rock Labelle Freedom51

5/5

4 months ago

Beautiful stop to take great pictures


Photo Courtesey of: D.D. Filmlocalga

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

Address: 131 N Greenwood Ave 3rd Floor, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

Main Phone: (918) 585-2084

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Latitude: 36.1600933

Longitude: -95.9859737

Did you know that Greenwood Chamber of Commerce rates 4.6/5 based on 10 total ratings?

Reviews for Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
D.D. Filmlocalga

D.D. Filmlocalga

5/5

2 months ago

Fantastic experience . Had to see it for myself. A must see.

Stevyn Turner

Stevyn Turner

5/5

a year ago

Lesser known area full of history and great for small business startups who need space in a very influential area

Robert Steiner

Robert Steiner

5/5

2 years ago

A forgotten history that should be preserved.

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