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Tulsa city overview
Tulsa, Oklahoma, or T-town to locals is Oklahoma’s second largest city. It is located where the Great Plains meets the Ozark Plateau and is a green and pleasant land. The city is home to some 400,000 people while the large metro area has around a million inhabitants.
Brief history of Tulsa
The region that is now Tulsa was originally home to the Lochapoka and Creek tribes. They called the area ‘Taliasi’ which means old town in Creek. Time and use turned this into Tulsa. Other tribes were relocated here after 1836 and the city is now part in each of the Creek Nation, Cherokee Nation and Osage Nation.
In 1846, Lewis Perryman built a cabin and trading post where the modern city is now to trade with the tribes. Other settlers and businesses slowly came to the area and Tulsa got its Post Office in 1879. The arrival of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in 1882 brought more settlers and the cattle industry to town.
James M. Hall is often thought of as the father of modern Tulsa. He arrived in the 1880s and built the first permanent store, the first church, school and also worked as postmaster. He eventually marked out what would become the city of Tulsa.
Growth was modest until oil was discovered in 1901. The opening of the first well and the discovery of yet more oil caused a huge surge in people coming to the area to work and make their fortune. The arrival of Route 66 and subsequent booms and busts in the oil industry have all left their mark on the city.
Doing business in Tulsa
Tulsa was dependent on oil for the longest time until the crashes during the 1980s. Once recovered, the city began to diversify. Energy is still a major player in the city but other industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, finance, technology, telecommunications and high technology.
Media is also an up and coming local industry and there are hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses across the city working in their own right or supporting many of the larger companies in the city.
Major employers in Tulsa include Williams Companies, SemGroup, PennWell, ONE Gas, Syntroleum, Samson Resources, ConsumerAffairs, Stephens Media Group, This Land Press, Helmerich & Payne, Magellan Midstream Partners, WPX Energy and Excel Energy
Highlights of Tulsa
Tulsa has a lot to see and do while you’re here. Continued development and a resurgence after recessions has encouraged the city to grow and spread its influence wide.
Highlights of the city include; Creek Council Oak Tree, Geo Science Center, Gilcrease Museum, Greenwood Cultural Center, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, The Center of the Universe, The Expo Building, Tulsa Zoo, Blue Dome Arts Festival and Cherry Street Farmer’s Market.
Tulsa city character
Tulsa is a mixture of western charm and cosmopolitan acceptance. It is a very green city that receives lots of rain but provides lots of open spaces to alleviate the usual city claustrophobia. The influx of oil money has provided a lot of culture and leisure opportunities for locals while the acceptance of others means you feel quickly at home.
Tulsa is made up of dozens of neighborhoods that include Blue Dome District, ,East Village, Oil Capital Historic District, Uptown, Buena Vista Park Historic District, The Pearl District, Riverview Historic District, Arkansas River Parks, Cherry Street, Maple Ridge & Sunset Terrace, Brookside, Lortondale and Ranch Acres.