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The Beginning of Tulsa
(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)
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a similar line in plain sight. The captain gave the order to charge and with a yell the soldiers dashed toward the Indians who hesitated a moment and then began running away from the well-armed, well-trained troopers. Not a shot was fired, though it took some days to round up all the rebellious Creeks and start them for the guardhouse at Fort Gibson. They were held under guard there for a short time, but were released when a written agreement was entered into between the leaders of the two factions. This agreement ended civil war among the Creeks though a small band on each side continued a guerrilla warfare for several months near Tulsa.
READY FOR BUSINESS
Hall's store opened March, 1883, and trade was brisk, on a stock of drygoods, boots, shoes, clothing, hardware, furniture, farm implements, groceries, lumber and coffins.
The Indians were permitted small lines of credit at the store. The full-bloods were very honorable. They bought only one "bill of goods" each few weeks. When they came for the second they would pay for the first. The author remembers one day when a full-blood woman came into the store. She could not speak a word of English but her son-in-law interpreted for her.
GENERAL PLEASANT PORTER
This noted chief of the Creeks was pronounced by President McKinley as one of the greatest American Indians. (Deceased years ago.)
Soon after the Hall building was under construction, J. C. Perryman and "Has" Reed, the latter of Coffeyville, Kan., began the erection of a store building across First street, fronting on Main street. Not knowing where the town was to be built, a few weeks before they had erected a store building on the Arkansas river near the present bridge site.
W. B. HOGAN
In this day and age who owns a livery barn is not important. But for early Tulsans it is interesting to note that W. B. Hogan built the first stone livery barn here. It was located on Second street, between Main Street and Boulder avenue
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