Friday, November 18, 2011

Tulsa In 1954

While I was out of town, a new Tulsa history tidbit surfaced that bears sharing here.  If you already watched this over on Batesline, then I urge you to watch it again and see what (or who)  you may have missed.   
This is a 15 minute documentary produced by the U.S. Information Service in 1954 to promote Tulsa.  There are scenes from downtown, T.U. as well as other Tulsa landmarks, stores and buildings long gone.  Share in the comment section below if you recognize any places, people or things.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I had never seen that. I especially love the scenes of downtown!
Thank you for sharing it!

Unknown said...

And we are still trying to develop the Arkansas River. Maybe someday.

DrillerAA09 said...

Great film. I do remember the Delman Theater and Renberg's clothing store.

carla said...

I was born at Hillcrest in 1954, so this film is particularly interesting to me - what my hometown looked like then.

We lived in Mingo and our house was close enough to the runway that I could see it in later years when flying back to Tulsa. The American Airlines maintenance facility was only a couple of blocks to the south of us and many of my friends' fathers worked there.

About 1964, I toured the Kerr glass factory with my 4-H group.

In 1972, I was hired as cashier at the Delman and loved it there. When the grandfather picks up the kids, that is the area in front of the theater. However, the very next shot of them walking down the sidewalk is someplace else. There weren't big buildings like that around the Delman.

Thank you so much for posting this video!

Anonymous said...

I was born at Hillcrest Hospital in 1954, this was a good glance back at where we have been and how far we have to go.

Unicorn Pie said...

Thank you for posting this video! Great find! -Unicorn Pie