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"A Tour on the Prairies" by the great writer, Irving, describes his tour on horseback in Oklahoma with the U.S. Rangers from Fort Gibson. Irving camped on the creek near here, Oct. 12, 1832. Marker sponsored by the Tulsa County Historica…
Washington Irving was one of America's greatest writers and is considered the "Father of the American Short Story." He is best known for THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, in which Ichabod Crane meets the neadless horseman, and RIP VAN WINKLE,…
"Lifting as we climb-The eternal verities shall prevail"
~ B.C. Franklin ~
We have b…
The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. It began after Dick Rowland, a nineteen-year-old African American shoe shiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, a young white elevator operator,…
Built and dedicated
April 4, 1921
Completely reduced to charred smoldering ruin
during Tulsa's infamous race riot
June 1, 1921
Rebuilt and dedicated as a monument to
faithfulness and perseverance
October 21, 1952
Dedicated and registered…
"I think knowing one's history leads one to act in a more
enlightened fashion. I can not imagine how knowing one's
history would not urge one to be an activist."
Dr. John Hope Franklin
who forever changed the way that Americans think of
Tour on the Prairies
"It seems to me as if these
beautiful regions answer
literally to the description
of the land of …
Constructed on this site in 1913, Booker T. Washington High School served as the separate school for Black students in Tulsa.
The first building was a four-room wooden frame structure. A sixteen-room brick facility with a basement replac…
Army [Seal and Soldier's Creed]
I am an American Soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States
and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will n…
The International Petroleum Exposition was founded at Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1923 providing a display to the world of the latest in equipment, operational ideas and practices used in the petroleum and related industries.
When the first exposition wa…