Spotlight on Sapulpa History: Headlines from April 15th

Rachel Whitney, Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Monday, April 15, 1912, Sapulpa Evening Democrat: Arrested on Telegram

“Wililam Mann was jailed at an early hour Sunday by Deputy Sheriff Ellis of Bristow, who bagged his man in Tulsa. Mann was arrested on a telegram from Muskogee, and it is said to be in reference to some guardianship affair.”

Friday, April 15, 1921, Creek County Republican: Stanleyville Newest Town

“The newest oil town to dot the map is Stanleyville at the gateway to the new oil field which has been opened up nine miles west of Sapulpa. A townsite has been staked out and lots are being sold for good prices. Stanleyville is on the chat road between Drumright and Sapulpa and already has several stores and restaurants besides a number of houses. The population is variously estimated as being between 200 and 300 in the daytime and somewhere around 1500 at night. Promoters of the townsite sale state that Stanleyville has a good chance to become a thriving independent, prosperous town.”


Thursday, April 15, 1926, County Democrat News: Sapulpa Will Be Represented in Rose Carnival

“A campaign for the selection of a Princess and Wise Man to represent Sapulpa in Tulsa’s Rose Carnival is getting underway under the auspices of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and promises to be an interesting contest before the finish. It is understood that the successful candidates will be given two or three complete dress outfits for the occasion by the business houses of the city. Rules governing the contest are as follows: Candidates must be sponsored by some civil organization…from Sapulpa…Princesses must be between age 16 and 26 and unmarried…Wise Men must be between age 21 and 95…”

Friday, April 15, 1932, Sapulpa Free Press: Milk Ordinance Gives Sapulpa Best in State

“An interesting report on the milk situation in Sapulpa was received recently from the state health department by Dr. A.C. Frampton, who has been working on the local dairy ordinance for several months, showing the enormous strides taken in Sapulpa in cleaning up the milk…”

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