Tulsa Area History

For the Olympics: Jim Thorpe in Six Quotes

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Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

Timeline: Debo's Tulsa

The local history subject guide has a new Tulsa timeline based on dates and events from Angie Debo's Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital. The timeline covers 1540-1942, beginning with de Soto's arrival at the thriving Creek Indian settlement Tallasi (Tulsey or Tulsee -the original spelling of Tulsa-later becomes a shortened pronunciation of Tallasi) an

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