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Photo: The Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

Early Tulsa: Red Fork

BY http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738507811/Tulsa-Where-the-Streets-Were-Paved-With-Gold

The Creek National Council, as well as other tribe members, obtained the 500,000-acre oil and gas lease on which the Red Fork discovery well was drilled in June 1901. Red Fork, which is now part of Tulsa, was the site of the Red Fork Oil Field, which launched Tulsa on the road to become recognized as the "Oil Capital of the World."

As featured in “Tulsa: Where the Streets Were Paved with Gold" written by Clyda R. Franks and published by Arcadia Publishing, best known for its iconic "Images of America" series, which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country.