Sapulpa Historical Society

This Week in Sapulpa History: A Reel-y Big Fire

July 7, 2024

One of the more significant fires in downtown Sapulpa happened today in 1952, when the…

This Week in Sapulpa History: Busy July 1906

June 28, 2024

As Sapulpa went from June into July in 1906, the town was seeing a surge…

This Week in Sapulpa History: Frankoma Opens in Sapulpa

June 22, 2024

How do you define “Frankoma?” More than the pottery, more than the man who created…

This Week in Sapulpa History – County Road, Infamous Highway

June 6, 2024

This week in history, Sapulpa’s Lowdermilk Road—later part of the Ozark Trail and Route 66,…

This Week in Sapulpa History: Chasing cars, bullets, and robbers

June 1, 2024

At 407 West McKinley, the Hotchkiss Grocery was closed for the night. Except it wasn’t…

This Week in Sapulpa History – Sapulpan graduates without a single absence or tardy

May 25, 2024

Edith Alice Cooper became the first person in recorded Sapulpa history to attend school and…

macro view of baseball

This Week in Sapulpa History: Sapulpa Businesses and Schools Baseball Showdown

May 18, 2024

Most locals will know that baseball has been a part of Sapulpa’s pastime since the…

This Week in Sapulpa History: Heavy Hitters From Class of 1921

May 7, 2024

Over the last year, we have discussed the lives and careers of Denver Grigsby and…

This Week in Sapulpa History: School Song Sings On

May 5, 2024

Often in yearbooks, there are more than just images of classmates, there are notes, letters,…

This Week in Sapulpa History – Sapulpa’s Funeral Homes History

April 21, 2024

In this two-part story, learn how Sapulpa’s funeral homes began, and how eventually, one of…