Jenks Oklahoma Culture

When Cin Sianmang Hatlang came to Oklahoma more than a decade ago, she knew almost nothing about running a business and no English. The property and museum on the north side of the city has left an indelible legacy of Native American culture in the city, and their Main Street home maintains the tradition. Their many stores, called Jenks Antique Center and North Side Antiques Center, have named Jenkks the "Antique Capital of Oklahoma."

Jenkks, which is two miles across the Arkansas River and has a population of about 2,000, has great views of the Oklahoma River Valley and the Great Plains. Popular tourist attractions include a free-standing aquarium and Jenks' downtown shops, including boutiques, restaurants and antiques in the Arts District. It serves as a popular tourist destination for visitors from Arkansas and Texas and has helped spur economic growth in Jenkes.

Gateway First Bank, headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, is the second largest bank in the state and the third largest bank in Oklahoma. Founded in 2000, Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma. Gateway employs over 1,200 people and currently serves more than $17 billion in home mortgages.

Jenks began in 1904 as a community hub built by the Midland Valley Railroad between Tulsa, Muskogee and the Arkansas River. The community served as the terminus for the Midland Valley Railroad, which ran from Arkansas and Oklahoma to the Kansas State Line.

In fact, they often helped settlers cross the plain, and many settlers began to build their homesteads on the land of the Indian tribes living in the West. Some Lower Creeks volunteered to leave their homeland and move to Indian Territory after President Andrew Jackson was expelled in 1830. While some settlers lost their lives to attacks by American Indians, this was not the norm. Although scenes of expropriation took place around Tulsa, the Creek family managed to keep their land and thrive.

With its mission of education and conservation, the Oklahoma Aquarium has become a gateway to new opportunities for economic development and one of the largest aquariums in the country.

A footbridge that connects the Jenks riverbank with the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Tulsa Aquatic Center in downtown Tulsa. The opening of this Tulsa area was made by Grant Stebbins, a developer and oilman who found his way into the oil and gas industry. He ran a large ranch in the Tulsans area and his property stretched from Bartlesville via the Creek Line and Osage Line to Verdigris. In the Southwest, he was known as "Mashed O," in Oklahoma he is known by his real name Grant J. Stibbin.

The Gilcrease artifacts were recovered from a burial mound in the Hopewell tribe in Illinois. The official report on this expedition was published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Irving DeBoer, an archaeologist from the University of Oklahoma, described the expedition and described the Tulsa area in his report to Deboer.

On a sunny Friday afternoon, I explained that the city looked like it was standing on a hill, just a few hundred yards above the creek. Little Creek Town has been dwarfed by the booming, cosmopolitan city, and while black gold has made Tulsa rich, the creek's presence remains just below the surface.

While the Kiowa and Comanche Indian tribes shared territory in the southern plains, the American Indians in the northwestern and southeastern territories were limited to the Indian territory that was in what is now Oklahoma. Before white men entered the area, it was populated by gangs now called Sioux, Cherokee and Iroquois. De Soto reached the present state of Alabama, settlements flourished and Dawson (now Captain Dawson) led a military road from Fort Gibson, Arkansas, to the mouth of the Cimarron to protect native Indians from wild tribes.

The chiefs agreed to cede land on the north and east sides of Arkansas, including the Lochapokas and Debo homes. Alvin T. Hodge, a descendant of Perryman, came to Tulsa from Broken Arrow and founded the first post office in the Tulsa region, the Oklahoma City Post Office. Crane Larimer (a rancher from Kansas) was from Pawhuska and received permission from the Osage Council to purchase land for his ranch in Oklahoma. The second post offices in Tulsa and the region were founded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (now the United States Postal Service).

Tulsa was established as the site of a decade-long oil show in May, and in the summer, a Creek resident who served as a judge for Coweta County set up what is believed to be Oklahoma's first tent camp, the Owen Tent. In winter, Owen's tent was replaced by the Oklahoma City Post Office and then by the Tulsa City Post Office. A Baltimore, Maryland native who ran a small refinery in Osage County came to Tulsa and bought a 1,000-square-foot building at the corner of Main Street and North Main Avenue.

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