You only think you know Sapulpa.

Every week we publish stories of Sapulpa's history, recalling both the events at the time, and the nostalgia for days gone by. Dig in and learn more about what the Sapulpa of yesteryear was like.

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  • This Week in Sapulpa History: High School Mischief

    In 1920, Sapulpa boys jokingly chased down the high school principal and tossed him in their new school pool...only to realize the poor guy couldn't swim! Or could he?

    April 1, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: The Newspaper “War” of 1912

    When one of Sapulpa's newspapers alleges that the Frisco Railroad might be getting its water for free from the city, or that the water plant might be sold to a syndicate, how did the others respond? See the details of the back-and-forth in Sapulpa's newspapers of 1912.

    March 26, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History – First Lady Tours Oklahoma

    This week in history, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt made a trip visit to Creek County as part of a nationwide tour. Read what she said about Bristow, Sapulpa and more inside.

    March 18, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: What Happened This Week 100 Years Ago?

    Many things took place in Sapulpa 100 years ago this week; School attendance and students made the news, the Sapulpa Junior Chamber of Commerce announces a huge event, and something strange happened to the post office. These headlines kept a highlight of what was going on in the city.

    March 13, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: The Bovaird Supply Company comes to Sapulpa

    In the beginning of Sapulpa's oil boom, Sapulpa’s oil supply houses were nonexistent, whereas Tulsa had seven supply houses. Then came Bovaird.

    March 1, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: A Call Box for Safety

    Before telephones were widely available in Sapulpa, the city installed fireboxes all around the community for citizens to alert the fire department.

    February 18, 2024

Do You Remember Sapulpa?

Stories of days gone by in the town we love.

"Do You Remember" was a weekly column that ran for years in the Sapulpa Times from longtime resident and former Sapulpa Times writer Charles Betzler.

Headlines in Sapulpa History

Every day we publish snippets of stories making headlines in local history. Read the latest.