But we can only tell you so much in this blog! Tulsa was once an untamed land in the midst of the wide-open prairie. Between 1828 to 1836, it was transformed into a settled area by five tribes that ended their journey here as they walked the Trail of Tears.
For the biggest part of the 20th century, Tulsa was referred to as the “Oil Capital of the World”, making T-Town the hub of the oil industry. Tulsa is the state’s 2nd largest city and the country’s 47th most populous city today, even though the oil boom moved to Houston after many good years here. This would take many residents from here to Houston or west where gold was being discovered. With a declining population, the residents of Tulsa would diversify and T-Town would still grow and thrive.
Those efforts of diversification brought many different companies here in a wide variety of industries, which have kept the unemployment rate to be one of the country’s lowest. Here you’ll find aviation, energy, finance, technology, and telecommunications as well as education and healthcare to be prominent.
With the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Tulsa serves a strong contributor to the rest of the country thanks to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. It is the most inland river port in the U.S. with access to international waterways. And the Tulsa International Airport also serves many major cities around the globe.
There are two major universities here in Tulsa: Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. Both of these educational institutions have given the world many notable people in different facets of life. And when it comes to the education of basic grades K through 12, Tulsa schools are said to be some of the best in the country.
Tulsa isn’t foreign to cultural either! There are two world-renowned art museums, professional ballet company, and professional opera company. The oil boom years left T-Town with many buildings with fabulous art deco architecture too.