Jenks Oklahoma History
The annual rivalry game is played by the football teams of Oklahoma State and Oklahoma University of Oklahoma. It has been held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, since the first game between the two schools in 1884.
Jenks is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River, south of downtown Tulsa, where the annual Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma University football game is held. The Liberty Trail runs through the city, parallel to Fry Creek, until it meets the Mingo Trail. A footbridge connects the Jenkks River area with nearby Tulsa and downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Jenks, Oklahoma, is protected by the Jenkks River National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife refuge in Oklahoma State. The Arkansas River stretches from mile 518 downstream to mile 514 - 3, and there is a small creek, Fry Creek, on the south bank of the river. It is located about 3 miles south of downtown Tulsa and about 1.5 miles downstream from downtown.
Jenks is home to many businesses, large and small, including the Jenks Public Library, Clark County Courthouse and many antique shops. The Main Street houses have kept the tradition going, and the many shops that are known as "The Antique Capital of Oklahoma" have made it one of the top 10 antique cities in the United States. Jenkins was home to many small and large businesses, including John Clark, the first owner of a grocery store in Oklahoma, John and Mary Clark's, and many other small businesses. He and his wife still talk about the ongoing storms in Oklahoma and rocking book carts.
My parents, Steven and Cordelia Henderson, moved the family to a community called Watkins, Oklahoma, to work as carpenters after hearing about the oil boom. When I arrived in Jenks in 1920 by train from western Oklahoma, I came to Jenks while teaching at Jenks Public School.
My family traveled through the wilderness, fought against Indians, broke paths, and arrived in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, on October 4, 1898. Before the term "Indian" or "Indian" was created, tribes had spread throughout the United States. 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 of what is now Oklahoma. After white men entered the area, groups that are now called Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois settled there.
The first major housing development to hit Cleveland County was Country Place Estates, west of Pennsylvania Ave.
This community served as the terminus of the Midland Valley Railroad, which stretched from Arkansas and Oklahoma to the Kansas State Line. Oklahoma City police said a tornado believed to have originated from Chickasha Municipal Airport in Grady County was raining down in the area. It eventually flew about 45 miles and crashed southwest of Oklahoma City. The tornado hit Cleveland County at about 4: 30 p.m. on June 1, 1944, at the Pennsylvania Ave intersection.
A band of heavy rain covered much of Oklahoma City, as well as parts of Cleveland County and Grady County.
Eastern Grady County, including the Bridge Creek area, was rural and sparsely populated compared to other counties that were more densely populated in the wake of the tornado. Although many Jenks schools are located within the city of Tulsa, the Jenks School District covers a significant portion of southwestern Tulsa and is one of the largest, if not the largest, in our state. It is located on the Arkansas River near the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 35 in eastern Oklahoma City and was clad in 1903 and clad in 1905. It began in 1904 as a community site set up by the Midland Valley Railroad between Tulsa (Muskogee) and the Arkansas River for community facilities.
The levee was built by Ray Construction Company in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and in 1948 the replacement two-lane bridge was built, which still stands today and serves as the main entrance to Jenks School District and Jenks Community Center. In this decade, a new fire station, a fuel power station and a substation were built.
The Reasor opened a new location in Jenks, Oklahoma, south of the current location, and Bristow Oklahoma was also sold. The original site at the junction of Main Street and Main Street was also closed.
The Reasor has teamed up with Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to launch the Recycle Hope program in all of its stores. A new retail support centre has been opened to better serve all 17 stores in a central location.
The most notable tornado was rated F5 and formed in Grady County near Amber and eventually moved about 37 miles northeast into the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and rated it F4. The tornado destroyed one building at the Boeing complex, damaged two others and then crossed Sooner Rd. The tornado ripped through one of the few remaining industrial areas in Oklahoma County, destroying two businesses and giving the damage a "f4" rating. However, none of the buildings was occupied when it struck, and a group of seven mobile homes had been destroyed, along with one resident - a janitor's house and several other buildings. He then damaged a large number of homes and businesses in a residential area near the airport and crossed a small industrial area, destroying one of these buildings on the Boeing complex and damaging another.