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: Sapulpa Businesses and Schools Baseball Showdown

    Most locals will know that baseball has been a part of Sapulpa's pastime since the town began. But it wasn't just the high schoolers getting baseball championships—local businesses had their own teams as well. Here's a story of the two champion teams crowned this week in 1916.

    macro view of baseball
    May 18, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: Heavy Hitters From Class of 1921

    Over the last year, we have discussed the lives and careers of Denver Grigsby and Frances Hutt, later Frances Hutt Dewey. These two lived different lives, one in baseball and one in singing. One returned to live in Sapulpa, one would become a First Lady of New York and could have been First Lady of…

    May 7, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History: School Song Sings On

    Often in yearbooks, there are more than just images of classmates, there are notes, letters, and signatures from friends and teachers; there are pages of calendar events of what happened that year at school. There are pages of history and acknowledgments of yesterdays. The 1932 and 1932 Sapulpa High School Yearbooks had all of those,…

    May 5, 2024
  • This Week in Sapulpa History – Sapulpa’s Funeral Homes History

    In this two-part story, learn how Sapulpa's funeral homes began, and how eventually, one of them would make national news!

    April 21, 2024
  • 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

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

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