On Friday, September 27th, 1929, night football made its debut in Tulsa at Lee Stadium. 5,000 spectators attended what Tulsans called "after-supper football." The October 1929 Tulsa Spirit reported that Oklahoma A. and M. was the the only other Oklahoma organization playing under floodlights at that time. A white football was used to "better aid spectators and players to follow its course without effort."
Like other American cities, Tulsa enjoyed economic growth and prosperity in the 1920s. Our city was the center of the oil and gas industry, and some of Tulsa’s finest buildings and the nation’s finest art deco buildings were constructed. It was also a period marked by interracial tension, and in 1921, one of the most violent race riots in American history occurred in Tulsa. In conjunction with this year’s One Book, One Tulsa program featuring F.
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