FIRST - Oil strike in State of Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 36° 06.494 W 096° 00.968
14S E 768598 N 4000077
Quick Description: The oil derrick stands 194 feet high and is the historic site of the first oil strike on June 25, 1901 in the State of Oklahoma, the first of many that made Tulsa the Oil Capital of the World.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2014 2:45:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMMWWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Route 66 Village - Features Americas Tallest Oil Derrick on the site of the first Oil strike in Oklahoma, named Sue Bland number 1 Strike, that made Tulsa the 'Oil Capitol of the World' Located alongside the Mother Road in Red Fork, Tulsa, birthplace of Historic Route 66.

The Route 66 Village, is growing into a major Mother Road attraction, showing all the types of transportation that helped Tulsa become the Oil Capitol of the World. The Village started with North Americas tallest Oil Derrick, located on the site of the first oil strike in Oklahoma. The Frisco 4500 Meteor a landmark steam engine that once moved passengers and freight through Tulsa, Tulsa Pullman Coach, rolling stock including a Caboose, and a large Route 66 Shield.

From the Visit Oklahoma Web site:
"Located along historic Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa, the Route 66 Historical Village is an open air museum with fully restored remnants from the city's early days. Visitors driving along Route 66 or I-244 can't miss this fun attraction, which seeks to educate and inspire others to learn the history of Tulsa's oil, refining and transportation industries. Grab your camera and make a pit stop at the Route 66 Historical Village to see a restored Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose and oil derrick. The oil derrick stands 194 feet high and is the historic site of the first oil strike on June 25, 1901 that make Tulsa the "Oil Capital of the World." Text Source: (visit link)

"The Centennial Derrick, North America's Tallest Derrick.
The Centennial Derrick, built by a local steel contractor and constructed by Oklahoma craftsmen and funded by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission in celebration of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration in 2007. This centerpiece of the Village, rises 154 feet high, making it North America’s tallest derrick."
Text Source: (visit link)

Address of Icon:
Route 66 (Southwest Boulevard) Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Info Plaque & many web sites.

Location of coordinates: Red Fork - Route 66 Historic Village

Web Site: [Web Link]

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