Jump to Everything Tulsa

Tulsa is located in green country, northeast Oklahoma, Heartland, U.S.A. Here's my brief beginning of Tulsa History:
In 1836, the trail of tears led some Lochapocka Creeks from Alabama who settled by the Arkansas River. They say Chief Archee Yahola led a ceremonial rekindling of the tribe�s sacred fire to celebrate a new beginning. A mighty oak has been identified by historians as the site of that celebration, and today, the oak tree just south of downtown still stands in tribute to Tulsa's beginning. Creek founders named it Tallasi, and it then became known as Tulsey and Tulsee, to finally become Tulsa. All names derive from the Creek word for "town."
Over a 40 year period, settlers, mostly the "Five Civilized Tribes," Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Seminoles came bringing more trading and commerce. The first post office was established in Perryman's log cabin trading post in 1879, followed by the railroad. "Tulsey" then grew into a cattle town and trading post.
Tulsa became incorporated as a town January 18, 1898 with a population of 1,100. Starting with an oil well, "Sue Bland No. 1", at Red Fork, across the Arkansas River, (later known as the Glenn Pool Strike) major oil strikes in the early 1900's put Tulsa on the map and became known as "the Oil capital of the World." Houses, businesses, and water systems began in 1905. In 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, Tulsa's population had bolted to 7,000 due to the oil strikes. The oil kept Tulsa's population growing, and it was 72,000 by the 1920's. By then the Arkansas River had become unsuitable for water supply, so Tulsa residents supported a mulitmillion dollar bond to bring water from the Spavinaw Hills... at the time, one of the largest public works projects in the country.
In 1926, Cyrus Avery lobbied Congress to make "The Main Street of America" a national highway and Tulsa became "The Birthplace of Route 66." In the 40's offshore drilling affected the oil industry, but the aircraft and aerospace industry was beginning to grow. American Airlines built a major maintenance center and from New York came SABRE, the computer reservations system/global distribution system used by airlines, railways, hotels, travel agents and other travel companies. (Now there are over 300 avaiation related businesses in Tulsa.)
One of the largest and most inland ports, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, opened in 1970, joining Tulsa with the world in river navigation spanning to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico via the Arkansas River. The Museum is located at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
Tulsa, also known as "America's Most Beautiful City" is now adorned with Art Deco architecture in the downtown area. Home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, offering unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, historical manuscripts, documents and maps... Gilcrease Museum; the largest collection of Judaica in the American Southwest... The Sherwin Museus of Jewish Art , and the Italian Renaissance collections housed in a historic villa of skillfully interpreted Renaissance styles in the most fashionable manner of the day (completed in 1927), as an art center for the city of Tulsa... The Philbrook Museum of Art.
by Snowhawk. [Information derived from Tulsa Historical Society and Tulsa World.]

Here's my best at Internet research on everything Tulsa:

Map of Tulsa
Map of Tulsa County
Tulsa Historical Map (1918)
Tulsa: 1 of America's most livable communities
Tulsa Churches
Tulsa Shops & Business Dir
Restaurants & Eats
Bed & Breakfast Inns:
  Cedar Rock Inn B&B
  Euchee Country Cottage, Bixby
  Mackintosh Inn B&B
  Meadow Lake Ranch B&B
  More Tulsa Area Bed &Breakfast Inns
Tulsa Hotels/Lodging-Google
More Tulsa Lodging
Tulsa Apartments

Greater Tulsa Area Homes For Sale

Greater Tulsa Communities
Tulsa Forums
Tulsa Today - News
Tulsa World Newspaper
Greater Tulsa Area Newspapers
Tulsa World Classifieds
Jobs - Employment Opportunities
Tulsa Weather - NewsChannel 8
National Weather Service, Tulsa
Ole Hippie DJs' Reunion,
w/my cousin, "the REAL John Moore"

(scroll down to "from Guestbook 136")
Tulsa TV Memories

Afghans for Angels
Project Linus
    Tulsa Contact: Kathy, 918-510-0473
    Email kathy.watson@tdwilliamson.com

Hospitals & Medical Clinics
Parent Child Center of Tulsa
Youth Services of Tulsa

Animal Aid of Tulsa - Rescue & Adoption
ARF Tulsa (Animal Rescue Foundation)

Tulsa County Gov
Tulsa City Council
Tulsa County Courthouse
City of Tulsa
Tulsa City-County Health Department
Tulsa Transit (City Buses)
Tulsa Water
Tulsa City-County Library
Tulsa Libraries-Yahoo
Tulsa Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa Firefighters
Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa Police Dept
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
 Tulsa County Sex Offender Reg
My: Hawks' view of Tulsa (jpg file)
Tulsa Photos
more Tulsa Photos

Tulsa Organizations
Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa
Tulsa Port of Catoosa
Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa Air & Space Museum
and Planetarium

Hiking Trails
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Tulsa Garden Center
Oxley Nature Center
Tulsa River Parks
LaFortune Park
Tulsa County Parks

Schools and Sports:
Tulsa Public Schools
Greater Tulsa Schools
Spartan School of Aeronautics
OU Tulsa
OU Sooners
Tulsa Community College
ORU - Oral Roberts University
OSU Tulsa
OSU Cowboys
Tulsa County OSU Extension
TU: University of Tulsa
Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa Rugby Club
Tulsa Pro Soccer

Culture and History:
Tulsa Historical Society
Tulsa City/County Library
Tulsa Route 66
Tulsa Computer Society
Attractions, Museums & Entertainment
Things to DO
Tulsa Oktoberfest
Tulsa State Fair
Safari Joe's h2o Waterpark
Tulsa Zoo

Tulsa Air & Space Museum
  and Planetarium

Fenster Museum of Jewish Art
Gilcrease Museum
Philbrook Museum of Art
Jazz Hall of Fame
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Tulsa Expo Square
Mabee Center
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Oklahoma Aquarium
Tulsa Ballet
Tulsa Opera
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Brady Theater
Tulsa Theatre

More Green Country Communities:

Broken Arrow
(Creek County)
(Osage County)
Rogers County
Sand Springs

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