The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Tulsa Wiki is hosted by the Tulsa City-County Library. It will eventually contain everything about Tulsa, Tulsa County, and items related to Green Country that impact Tulsa County. (e.g. Port of Catoosa, Hard Rock Casino, etc.).
If you'd like to contribute and need help getting started, visit http://www.tulsawiki.org/Help for instructions.
You can browse the legacy site to quickly get to the things you are looking for.You will then be directed to the location of the content on the new website.
The legacy site will be available for a brief period of time as a quick finding aid while users learn to use the new Tulsa City-County Library website..
Use this map to help learn where things are located on the new Tulsa City-County Library website based on the categories from the legacy site. The legacy site category is listed in the same color as the legacy link with arrows pointing to where you will find that content on the new site.
Water weighs 62.4 pounds per cubic foot. When a vehicle stalls in water, the water's momentum is transferred to the car. For each foot the water rises, 500 pounds of lateral force is applied to the car. For each foot the water rises up the side of the car, the car displaces 1,500 pounds of water. In effect, the car weighs 1,500 pounds less for each foot the water rises. Most vehicles will float in just 2 feet of water.
Source: Tulsa World, p.A11, 10/6/2009
You may register for the SoonerSafe - Safe Room Rebate Program online at www.soonersafe.ok.gov. Registering ensures you will be considered for the program, but does not guarantee that you will receive a rebate. A maximum rebate of $2,000 is available per home, not to exceed 75 percent of the actual cost of the safe room.
Source: SoonerSafe web site.
Metz was the original name of the town of Nowata. It was named after its first postmaster, Fred Metzner. On November 8, 1889, the name of Metz was changed to Nowata. This is from the Delaware word "no-we-ata" meaning welcome.
Source: Oklahoma Place Names, pages 159 and 173.
Holmes Peak is named after the fictional character Sherlock Holmes created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Richard S. Warner filled out the paperwork with the United States Board on Geographic Names, and the name became official on October 5, 1983.
Click on the link above to read the article.
Holmes Peak has been mentioned as a site for the proposed Shan Gray monument, The American.
Source Warner, Richard S. (1985). The Naming of Holmes Peak. The Baker Street Journal, 35, pp. 29-31. Tulsa World, April 23, 2004; p.A1.
Access to Tulsa County Land Records is available to anyone for a subscription fee. Through the Tulsa County Clerk's Office one can arrange a subscription. The phone number is (918)596-5206.
It is possible to view some Land Records information for free using this web link: http://www.tulsalibrary.org/research/onlinedatabases.asp#T Just click on one of the links listed under "Tulsa County Land Records".
Source Tulsa County Clerk's Office and The Research Center of the Tulsa City County Library, Verified, 5/11.