Tulsa: Oil Capital of the World

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In 1905, a gusher of "black gold" sprang up southwest of Tulsa, two years before Oklahoma became a state. The site, known as Glenn Pool, became the first major oil field in Oklahoma, with reserves so huge that it could produce millions of barrels of crude. As word of the boom spread, a rush of laborers, lease buyers, oilmen,promoters, producers, and speculators flooded into the area with dreams of striking it rich. Oil fields adjacent to Glenn Pool developed, and Tulsa, which grew to be Oklahoma's second largest city, became the hub of the oil industry. Tulsa: Oil Capital of the World tells the story of one Oklahoma town's rise to fame and fortune and its emergence as an international leader in business and politics.
ISBN: 9780738533520
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
James O. Kemm, a Tulsa resident, retired here after a career in petroleum trade association management. A University of Missouri journalism graduate, he taught journalism at Rider College, worked as a newspaperman, and wrote Let's Talk Petroleum. He served as president of the Oklahoma Historical Society and was executive editor of the 1997 statewide Oklahoma Energy Centennial commemorative publication.
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