Tulsa Area History

105 Years and 500,000 Oil Wells

shooting an oil well near Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Earlier this month, on November 16th, Oklahoma celebrated its 105th birthday. The same week, in the November 15th issue of The Journal Record, The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Director of Administration, Lori Wrotenbery, stated that an estimated 500,000 oil wells had been drilled in Oklahoma since statehood.

Dust Bowl Dance, Ken Burns Style

dust bowl dvd

Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl premieres tomorrow, November 18th, at 7:00 pm on OETA. In his review for the New York Times, Mike Hale writes, "Mr.

Scary Movies With An OK Connection

what ever happened to baby janeThis week, the Oklahoma Historical Society released "the top 13 scary movies with an Okie connection." Here's their list:

1: Psycho (1960) Vera Miles of Boise City as Lila Crane

2: Children of the Corn (1984), Fritz Kiersch, now lives in Oklahoma City and teaches at Oklahoma City University, Director

Refining in Tulsa: The Cosden Legacy Digital Collection

J. S. (Joshua) Cosden was born in Kent County, Maryland in 1882. He came to Bigheart, Oklahoma in 1908 and later relocated to Tulsa. In 1913, Cosden and Company began operating their West Tulsa refinery, two miles upstream from the Texas Co. (later Texaco) refinery. At that time, the refinery had a total capacity of less than 5,000 barrels of crude a day. Two years later, the refinery added 97 miles of pipeline to connect the plant to the famous Cushing oil field.

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 Historic District National Register Nomination Report

The City of Tulsa is working with the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to complete a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the 1921 Race Riot, including the historic Greenwood business district.

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