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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.

Celebrating The Olympics: Jim Thorpe In Six Quotes

Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

For the Olympics: Jim Thorpe in Six Quotes

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Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

Timeline: Debo's Tulsa

The local history subject guide has a new Tulsa timeline based on dates and events from Angie Debo's Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital. The timeline covers 1540-1942, beginning with de Soto's arrival at the thriving Creek Indian settlement Tallasi (Tulsey or Tulsee -the original spelling of Tulsa-later becomes a shortened pronunciation of Tallasi) an

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