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Oklahoma Green Country


Oklahoma Green Country
of Oklahoma 

Located in the north east part of Oklahoma, Green Country is home of the Delaware Tribe of Eastern Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation, the Osage, and numerous other tribes.  It stretches all the way down to the Ouachita National Forest and up to Kansas.  The largest towns are Poteau, Tulsa, Tahlequah (capital of the Cherokee Nation) Muskogee, Eufaula, Sallisaw, Grove, Hominy, Pawnee, Miami, and of course Bartlesville and Claremore.  Green is a good name for the area with all the lakes, rivers and streams found here.  And now, check out the sites for sore eyes from here.

You may leave our web site someday; we want you to visit the very best Oklahoma has to offer when you do.  Every site on our pages has been personally evaluated and found in the top 10% of their area.  Those with the Oklahoma map image pointing at them are in the top 2% and have won the Oklahoma Showcase Award for Excellence. 

Fishing links for this area.

Speaking of fish:  Cleveland is the Striped Bass Capital of Oklahoma and the home of North Central Oklahoma Wild West Tours.  The pictures are fantastic, and they load fast.  The information available is polished and well presented.  This is a don't miss it site.  Several tours capable of bringing back the real Old West are available.

Welcome to Tulsa County, Oklahoma - You ain't never seen nothing until you open the blaze of light front page the Tulsa County website provides as a gateway to all the important information about county government, events and happenings in the area. Don't miss this one.

I don't recommend much poetry, but this I do.  Here are beautiful pages of poetry, images and song to stir the deepest emotions in one's soul. This delightful Oklahoma web site from Tulsa will waken you to the beauties around you.

Bandana Tours can provide you with a living experience of the Tulsa area with everything from tall tales to Personal tours.

You can book my good friend Robert Stemmons from Bandana Tours.   When HE whistles, People REALLY Listen, around the world.  The ranges and speeds Robert is capable of are incredible.  Here's a very short example of one of Robert Stemmons' jazz riffs!  riff1.wav  Select OPEN AT SITE.


The Cities

Officer Neil Bakley has a web page up for Arkoma.

Bartlesville Library   This area is the home of the oil industry.  J. Paul Getty was wearing a gun here and trading information in 1903.  Rugged Oklahomans thought he was effeminate because he wore a wrist watch.  Frank Phillips started his oil company in 1917.  The historic district of Bartlesville includes 48 buildings from the 1900 thru 1920 oil boom.   It also hosts the world's largest biplane expo and the OK Mozart International Festival.  The Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce has a toll free number   800-364-8708 you are welcome to use.

Broken Arrow (Near Tulsa)  Host of World's Largest 5-Ring Big Top Circus, Rooster Days, and the Gatesway International Balloon Festival. Broken Arrow is the fifth largest city in the state with a population of 70,000. It has become the state's third largest manufacturing community (behind Tulsa and Oklahoma City). Broken Arrow does not, however, rank in the top ten cities in the state for per capita crime rate. You will find eight beautiful golf courses, lots of antiques shops in vintage settings, fishing, camping, and it is only minutes away from Tulsa.  

Grove Oklahoma is the largest concentration of attractions, antiques- lodging and shopping on Grand Lake.  It boasts of the Grand Grove Opry, Grand Lake Aqua Tours, Kountry Kuzins Jamboree Show, Starbird's Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame, Cherokee Grove Golf Course, Cherokee Queen Riverboat Cruises and three golf courses.  Click here for two more pictures of Grand Lake.  (created in 1940) Grand Lakes of the Cherokees is located near I-44 in North East Oklahoma and is a 60,000 acre water sports paradise.   The massive reservoir stretches 66 miles through a beautiful area of Ozark foothills called Oklahoma "Green Country".  Grand Lakes 1,300 miles of shoreline offers a wide variety of recreation and is dotted with homesites, resorts and marinas.  

There's only One Grand Lake in Oklahoma, and ONE "GRAND" REALTOR®,   Here is the only website in Northeast Oklahoma that provides access to all MLS Real Estate listings through realtor.com along with community information.  

Jenks is the Antique Capital of Oklahoma.   It even has a doctor who makes calls in a horse and buggy.  The Jenks theme area includes over 30 shops and 5 malls, located on the Arkansas River near Tulsa on Hiway 75. 

Pryor  has a superb web site with lots of information on the area.

Salina Oklahoma.  You'll have to know to click on the pictures and name to get inside.  But the pictures are wonderful. Located on the shore of Lake Hudson, Salina is the oldest permanent white settlement in the state.

Sapulpa is the county seat for Creek County. It occupies an area over which six nations have flown their flag - Spain, France, England, Mexico, the Choctaw Indian Nation, and the United States.

Kendall's Pharmacy and Gift Shop in Skiatook has a service oriented web site worthy of your best study.  The site is terrific, the character superb.

 Access Tulsa is bright, colorful, professional. This is Oklahoma's second largest city, full of museums, art deco architecture, galleries, theaters and two universities.  Perhaps the best attraction (for me at least) is the Tulsa Powwow with more than 50 tribes participating in evening dance competitions, including a tiny tot championship with native food featured.

Moving to Tulsa?   Gaye Brown is a certified relocation specialist with Coldwater working in the Tulsa area.  "If you are buying, I will analyze your requirements and find what you are looking for."  Solid links on Gaye's page make this a solid value.

Tulsa chronological history from 1836 when the Creeks arrived to 1950.

Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors.

Wagoner County Map. 

Wagoner's own Oklahoma Blast Softball Fast Pitch Team  --  a Competitive Fastpitch Softball team. 



Read these books:
Atlas of Oklahoma Climate by Howard L. Johnson

Beautiful Land, story of Oklahoma Land Rush

The Oklahoma Petroleum Industry

Fifty Common Birds of Oklahoma by Geroge Miksch Sutton

Oklahomans in the Cottonfields of Arizona by Marsha L. Weisigler

Starting and Operating a Business in Oklahoma, a step by step guide tailored to the state, written by Michael D. Jenkins, et al.  


What are the most popular pages here?  They are ranked in the order of traffic received from other web sites,.  That order doesn't always make sense to people in Oklahoma but that's the way the traffic flows: Best Places to visit Robbers Cave *  Going Over the Edge at Robbers Cave  *  Horse Heaven  *  Kiamichi Country  *  Noble *  Events of Oklahoma  *  Native Americans *   Green Country *  Native American Business HelpWildCare for Animals The Swing Tour  *  Lakes Country  *  The Exciting Rodeos  *  Welcome page The Glinting Tour  * Cities of Oklahoma *  Red Country  *  Tornadoes  *  Cowboys  *  Riding Horses * Frontier Country * Schools Broken Bow Reservoir Area  *  Three Sticks in the Wind  *  Oklahoma Information StationBusiness Stories * PurcellSports *  Regions of Oklahoma Special People of Oklahoma *  Government information resources *  Books of Oklahoma * RecreationA new breed of cows *   wholesale land and property *  Newspapers * publicity * Oklahoma Classifieds  *  Oklahoma Forums  *  Tell us about your part of Oklahoma Genealogy * The Big Cedar RV Park  *  


Arbuckle Country
Regional tourism organization representing 12 counties in south central Oklahoma.

Information on restaurants, shops, attractions and events in the Bricktown district near downtown Oklahoma City.

Daily Oklahoman Newspaper
The daily news source for Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma.

Downtown OKC
Your information guide to all the happenings and developments surrounding downtown Oklahoma City! Check us out for more info on Bricktown, Deep Deuce, Automobile Alley, the Arts District, and Business District--all within the downtown area.

Frontier Country
Regional tourism organization representing 12 counties in central Oklahoma.

Grand Lake Association
Tourism organization representing events, attractions and marinas, restaurants and lodging properties and other service-oriented businesses along the shores of Grand Lake, located in northeast Oklahoma.

Great Plains Country
Regional tourism marketing association representing 14 counties in southwestern Oklahoma. Free travel guide available.

Great Salt Plains Lake Association
Tourism promotion organization for the surrounding areas of Great Salt Plains Lake in northwest Oklahoma.

Green Country
Regional tourism organization representing 18 counties in northeast Oklahoma.

Int'l Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Links to CVBs and airports around the world; also features weather info, maps, currency conversions, and passport/visa info.

Kiamichi Country
Regional tourism marketing association representing seven counties in southeastern Oklahoma. Free travel guide available.

Lake Eufaula Association
Tourism organization representing events, attractions and marinas, restaurants and lodging properties and other service-oriented businesses along the shores of Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma's largest lake.

Lake Tenkiller Association
Tourism organization representing events, attractions and marinas, restaurants and lodging properties and other service-oriented businesses along the shores of Lake Tenkiller, located in eastern Oklahoma.

Lake Texoma Association
Tourism organization representing events, attractions and marinas, restaurants and lodging properties and other service-oriented businesses along the shores of Lake Texoma, in southcentral Oklahoma.

National Main Street Center
Information on downtown revitalization through historic preservation and economic development. Includes contacts and resources, workshop dates and main street programs.

National Scenic Byways Online
Visit us for the latest on America's scenic byways. Features include maps, weather info, travel features and other links.

Native American Cultural & Educational Authority of Oklahoma
Organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Indian heritage of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Arts Council
Along with our on-going mission of encouraging and stimulating arts in Oklahoma, we also provide funding through Arts Education and Community Arts grants, publish an annual events directory, and administer an artist-in-residence program and Oklahoma Touring program.

Oklahoma Bed & Breakfast Association
Statewide resource for certified bed & breakfast inns that are members of this association. Includes photos, contact info and other details about each property.

Oklahoma Bicycle Society
Visit us for information on the best routes across the state.

Oklahoma Centennial Commission
In 2007, Oklahoma will celebrate its 100th year of statehood. The Centennial Commission was formed by the State Legislature to create a master plan for commemorating this event. This link will display the many projects being planned to build or restore attractions, historic sites, events, and other community landmarks around the state in preparation for the state's centennial celebration.

Oklahoma City Outdoor Network
This web site provides information about outdoor recreation opportunities in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cycling and other outdoor activities.

Oklahoma College & University Info
Web site for Oklahoma's Higher Education agency. Includes information on student loans and links to statewide colleges.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Information on business development, main street communities, and community statistics.

Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Find information on statewide libraries, state and US government info, helpful links and the Oklahoma Almanac.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Official site for Oklahoma fishing & hunting information.

Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship
OEF is a 13-year-old statewide membership organization dedicated to the enhancement of off-road bicycling through trail advocacy, maintenance, and cooperation with land managers and users.

Oklahoma Historical Society
Great resource for Oklahoma history and historical sites, including a library and archives area, online gift shop, genealogy information, and helpful publications.

Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association
Includes membership information, educational programs and online reservation capabilities.

Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission
Information on tribal governments, facts and figures, links and FAQs.

Oklahoma Indian Times
Statewide newspaper covering current events, history and issues of American Indians.

Oklahoma Living
Monthly newspaper publication published by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives with a circulation of 283,000 households. Monthly features highlight statewide destinations, restaurants, events and attractions. Also includes a trading post, recipe box, member's message center, Farmer's Almanac column and monthly calendar.

Oklahoma Marina Association
Information and links to more than 150 statewide marinas.

Oklahoma Meeting & Convention Space Venues
Click here for a variety of meeting space venues across Oklahoma, including lodging facilities, conference centers and retreat locations.

Oklahoma Museums Association
Information on statewide museums, including web site links and job openings.

Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Statewide organization representing the food and beverage industry of Oklahoma. Member benefits include training and educational aids, industry networking, lobbying efforts and an annual convention and trade show.

Oklahoma Route 66 Association
An organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Route 66 in Oklahoma. The organization sponsors at least one cruise along Route 66 annually and publishes a quarterly newsletter for Mother Road enthusiasts.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
Information on statewide scenic rivers, water levels, environmental issues, safety tips, canoe outfitter and guides, and much more.

Oklahoma State Parks, Resorts and Golf
The official web site for Oklahoma state parks, resorts and golf courses. Also features special offers and discount programs.

Oklahoma Today Magazine
This award-winning, bi-monthly magazine offers in-depth features on everything from our history and culture to Oklahoma personalities, food and travel destinations.

Oklahoma Travel Industry Association
The voice for Oklahoma's travel industry, you'll find information and updates on legislative issues affecting the travel market, membership news and info about upcoming workshops.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority -- Pike Pass
Visit our site for turnpike locations, route maps and toll info, FAQs, newsletters and customer service, Pike Pass applications, employment opportunities and more.

Oklahoma Wineries & Vineyards
The official web site of the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association.

Red Carpet Country
Regional tourism organization representing 17 counties in northwest Oklahoma.

Skiatook Lake Association
Located in northeast Oklahoma, north of Tulsa. Visit this site for lake and community info.

State of Oklahoma Home Page
The official government page for Oklahoma. Includes links to all agency sites, including state employment, business and tax information, and other helpful resources.

Talimena Scenic Byway
Oklahoma's most scenic highway for viewing gorgeous fall and spring foliage. Located in the Ouachita National Forest area, between Talihina, OK and Mena, AR.

Trips with Pets can help you plan your next trip to Oklahoma with your best friend. And rest assured, your pet will be welcome, happy and safe.

Additional resource for Oklahoma trail information. Includes descriptive details of each trail, difficulty level and other info.

Southcentral Oklahoma is home to one of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Texoma. Check out this site for the latest links to marinas, restaurants, outfitters, guides, lodging and other area businesses around the lake.

Travel Industry Association of America
The national voice for travel and tourism promotion; includes info on other state tourism offices.

Tulsa World Newspaper
The daily news source for Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma.

US Corps of Engineers - Tulsa District
Your information resource for Corps-operated lakes and waterways throughout Oklahoma. Includes lake maps, water level reports, recreation facilities and much more.

This national web site has been established by the Travel Industry Association of America, offering internet users a one-stop site that will eliminate the difficulties in identifying official web sites for each state.

Sulphur Chamber of Commerce
Information about travel and tourism in Sulphur Oklahoma. It has all the information regarding lodging and it links to the national park site information about camping.

Davis Chamber of Commerce
The city of Davis offers many great tourist attractions and accommodations. The chamber of commerce site offers additional information.

McCurtain County Tourism Authority
Provides all the information you need to explore southeast Oklahoma's McCurtain County, the perfect vacation destination offering deep mountain lakes surrounded by National Forests and clear running rivers with great fly fishing and thrilling whitewater adventures.

Oklahoma Casinos and Poker
Statewide web site that promotes casinos in Oklahoma, focusing on poker card rooms. Publishes the casinos current contact information and all the poker events they hold.

OPEN Magazine
"Uncovering Oklahoma, one odd story at a time" OPEN Magazine's goal is to uncover Oklahoma's obscure history one odd story at a time. We will take you to places you wouldn't normally go and show you things you didn't know existed, all right here in Oklahoma. OPEN is an online magazine that will cover everything from the best mom & pop joints to eat to haunted houses to forgotten Oklahoma history. Road trips and advice from a grumpy biker - what more could you ask for?

KTOK Radio
Serving the Oklahoma City metro area.


Tulsey Town

The earliest settlers of the area date back to the Ozark Bluff Dwellers. They lived in the northeast part of Oklahoma, otherwise know as Green Country.

The Native American population came to the area in 1836 by way of the infamous Trail of Tears. Their journey ended beneath the branches of the Council Oak Tree, located on the east side of the Arkansas River. It was here that many decided to make their home. They called their settlement Tallahassee. Today this spot is 18th and Cheyenne near downtown Tulsa.

The Lochapokas, a band of Creek Indians, carried burning embers from their council fire in Alabama. Every evening while they traveled, they re-lit the camp fires with the embers in remembrance of the home they left behind.

The "Five Civilized Tribes," Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Seminoles, all came to the area. They brought with them their ideas of trading and commerce, ideas that would influence and shape the Tulsa area as well as the state of Oklahoma.

For the next decades, the area remained untamed wilderness with only a few settlers and mostly Native Americans. In 1846, Lewis Perryman built a log cabin trading post near what is now 33rd Street and South Rockford Avenue. Perryman, who was part Creek, established a business foothold in the rugged frontier until the Civil War. The war forced many residents to flee the area.

Fortunately, the reconstruction period after the war contributed to the growth of the area. In 1879 the first Post Office opened, followed by the arrival of the railroad. By this time the area became known as Tulsey Town as it grew to be a trading post and cattle town.

It wasn't until the establishment of the Post Office in March 1879 that the name Tulsa was adopted as the growing city's name.

In 1882, Tulsa's population was about 200. But, by the time the city was incorporated on January 18, 1898, the population had sprouted to 1,100.

Another growth jump was attributed to an oil well called Sue Bland No.1 that struck oil at Red Fork, across the river from Tulsa. This giant reserve of oil and natural gas would come to be known as the Glenn Pool Strike. (The first commercial strick in Oklahoma was the Nelly Johnstone No. 1, Bartlesville.)

Shortly after this discovery, the Commercial Club was formed to promote and advertise Tulsa.

In 1905, Tulsa began to build houses, businesses and water systems to prepare for the arrival of the people who would harvest the reward of the discovery of oil. During this time period, Tulsa became known as the Oil Capital of the World.

Further growth spurred the need for an airport. A group of local business men signed a note, using their own money, to purchase the required land for an airport.

Not all was prosperous in the early days of Tulsa. During the 1920s, it had become evident that the Arkansas River was no longer a suitable water supply. Citizens of Tulsa supported a multi million dollar bond to bring water from the Spavinaw Hills. This was considered to be one of the largest public works projects in the country during this era.

It was not until after World War II that an increase in offshore drilling operations affected the petroleum industry. Fortunately, the aircraft and aerospace industry was beginning to blossom. American Airlines built a major maintenance center and SABRE reservation system relocated from New York to Tulsa. To date, there are more than 300 aviation-related companies in Tulsa.

Another means of transportation did not come to Tulsa until 1970, when the Tulsa Port of Catoosa opened. This linked Tulsa with the rest of the world via river navigation to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Such advancements have made Tulsa a diverse city full of opportunity. Not only national corporations, but international corporations have made Tulsa their home. For instance, American Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, Ford Glass, State Farm, Thrifty, Dollar, Hilti, Avis, MAPCO, Citgo, and Whirlpool are just a few of the leading businesses.

Tulsa Historical Society

Information from www.tulsaweb.com