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 The Beginning of Tulsa
By J. M. Hall (1927)

(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)

Nothing here is free for the taking. This book is reproduced here with the permission of the copyright holder - see copyright statement.

 

Tent City Drawing (Tulsa's first days)

Dividing Line

Drawing of tents with labels

EXPLANATION OF THE TENT TOWN DRAWING

1. Elm Tree Tent where first baby was born in Tulsa.

2. Noah Partridge, a Creek Indian, who was living with his family in the log house. Only family living here when town was located.

3. Frisco railroad grade stakes. At this time contractors were grading about where Madison street crosses the railroad.

4. T. J. Archer's Tent Store. Later built a good store building.

5. Hall Brothers' Tent while waiting for store building to be completed.

6. C. A. and Mrs. Owen's boarding tent waiting for hotel building to be ready.

7. Mr. and Mrs. Slater Tent. Mr. Slater was one of the carpenters who built the depot, round-house and section house for Frisco railroad company. In this tent is where the first Sunday School in Tulsa was organized by Mrs. Slater.

8. Dr. Booker's Tent. Our first doctor. He moved his tent so Hall's store could occupy that ground.

9. Now known as Main street. For further explanation read the book.

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