Tulsa Historical Society has a new exhibit up featuring 4 interesting women who helped shape our city before it was a city. I have blogged about 2 of those women here: Lilah Lindsay and Fannie Misch I am hoping that Fannie's granddaughters (who contacted me after my blog entry) will see this and know that she was not forgotten and, in fact, featured in a Tulsa history exhibit. They should be proud of her.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
As you may have heard, the NewsOn6 team is moving to new digs. I have previously posted some of the great stuff they have found in their attic, or Vault as they call it, and wanted to share another. This should bring back some (very) fond memories for most you. I know it did for me. Enjoy!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Awhile back I blogged about the trolley restoration that Roy Heim and friends are doing HERE.
Since that post, they have been given three more trolley's. These are currently located at around 16th and Mingo in what's known as the Elm's Tourist Court / Elm's Trailer Court. These three trolleys were converted into homes with the last occupants living there in 1985. No other information is known at this time on where they came from, when they were first put there or by whom. These three cars had frames built around them and looked like this last August:
Roy tells me that they have spotted bright orange paint on the bodies with bright yellow paint around the windows. The cars are numbered 302, 308 and 380.
With so many of the smaller surrounding towns all having trolleys at one time or another and the practice of trading and repainting them common, figuring out the cars history is quite the challenge.
The volunteer crew members are working unbelievably hard to get these former trolley cars moved over to Sand Springs. They made good progress this week, finally getting the cars raised from their foundations.
You can join the Tulsa Trolley Restoration Facebook page and follow along. Roy posts lots of great photos and perhaps you can help in the research, too.