TALLEST - North America’s Tallest Derrick - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 36° 06.519 W 096° 00.976
14S E 768584 N 4000122
Quick Description: The Route 66 Village - Features The Centennial Derrick, North America's tallest oil derrick standing in the center of the park. It is 154' tall, eclipsing the former giant in Canada that rose to 148' tall. Located in Red fork, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2016 8:49:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMRBEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 5

Long Description:
Route 66 Historical Village, a major Mother Road attraction, showing transportation that helped Oklahoma become the Oil Capitol of the World. The Village started with North Americas tallest Oil Derrick, then Frisco 4500 Meteor a landmark steam engine that once moved passengers and freight through Tulsa, Tulsa Pullman Coach, St. Louis–San Francisco Railway rolling stock including a Frisco Caboose 1157, and a large Route 66 Shield.

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 centrepiece of the Village, rises 154 feet high, making it North America’s tallest derrick." Adapted from: (visit link)


Route 66 Station: Gateway to the Magic Empire:
"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) & (visit link)

Location Address:
3770 SW Blvd. (Route 66) Tulsa, OK 74107 USA.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Plaque & Website

Location of coordinates: The Route 66 Village - Red Fork.

Web Site: [Web Link]

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