Of all the restaurants throughout the history of our town, the Little Gem Cafe has been one of the most fondly remembered. Interestingly enough, the legacy of this popular cafe began halfway around the world.
The Bob Davis Tire Company is now merely a part of Sapulpa’s history, but its owners and employees will not be forgotten. This is their story.
In the early 1900s, oil and money flowed like water through Sapulpa. Bates Burnett (of Burnett Mansion fame) built several buildings, including this one still in use today.
Many people will remember Tyler’s Furniture on Hobson, even though it’s been gone for over fifteen years. The business, which got its start in 1945, actually goes back much further than that.
Long ago, sewing machines were so popular that you could run an entire business just on selling and repairing sewing machines.
When he was between 8 to 10 years of age, someone gave him a couple of pigeons. Thus began his ornithological obsession and a world-renowned avian collection.
One of Sapulpa’s early entrepreneurs, Max Meyer started with a men’s clothing store and became almost a legend.
At one time, Sapulpa had no public swimming pool. Our “swimming hole” was Don’s Marineland, located northwest of Sapulpa on Sahoma Lake Road. Do you remember it?
Rainwater Jewelry is probably one of the most familiar bygone businesses in the city of Sapulpa. Read the story of the family that became a household name in the community.
Whitney “Wimpy” Martin purchased one of the old Sapulpa trolley in 1932 and turned it into one of Sapulpa’s legends.