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

Early Tulsa: Horse-Drawn Tank Wagons

BY http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738533520/Tulsa-Oil-Capital-of-the-World

Horse-drawn tank wagons were used in the transportation of gasoline in the early days. A Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) wagon with the message, "Some day you will own a horseless carriage. Our gasoline will run it," proved to be prophetic. 

The term "tank wagon" is still used in the wholesale marketing of gasoline. The modern-day tank truck provides safe, efficient and economical transportation of gasoline.


As featured in “Tulsa: Oil Capital of the World" written by James O. Kemm 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.