The first inhabitants of "Green Country" in the northeast part of Oklahoma were the Ozark Bluff Dwellers. Native American Indians arrived in the area via the Trail of Tears, settling on the banks of the Arkansas River in 1836. The “Five Civilized Tribes” - Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Seminoles - called the Tulsa area home. Amid reconstruction following the Civil War, a post office was opened and the name “Tulsa” was adopted. A huge economic boom occurred when oil was struck at Red Fork across the river from the growing city. During the early 1900s, Tulsa was known as the “Oil Capital of the World.” Today, blossoming aircraft and aerospace industries complement the oil business. More than 300 aviation-related companies are located in Tulsa.
With the new surge of economic vitality, South Tulsa has become a vibrant beacon of comfortable living in the lush southern hills, attracting young professionals, retirees and upscale homeowners. South Tulsa is teaming with ethnic eateries, popular steak houses and the full gamut of gourmet dining possibilities. The Mabee Center arena, host of many exciting venues throughout the year and the CityPlex Towers, one of the tallest buildings in the city, are located in South Tulsa. The Woodland Hills Mall, Oklahoma’s largest shopping mall, is a popular shopping destination for Tulsans young and old.
South Tulsa residents enjoy an abundance of fine arts, culture and recreation. More than 140 parks covering nearly 6,000 acres and 12 area lakes with almost 3,000 miles of shoreline provide endless recreational opportunities. Tulsa is nationally known for quality art museums such as the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Alexander Hogue Gallery of Art and the Fenster Museum of Jewish Art. A cultural renaissance in the theatre is electrifying Tulsa with world-class performances of the Tulsa Opera, the American Theater Company and the Tulsa Ballet at such prodigious venues as the performing Arts Center, the Performing Arts Center for Education and the historic Brady Theater.
Annual festivals and events celebrating the city’s ethnic diversity are also crowd pleasers. Tulsa is home to the annual Tulsa State Fair, the Longhorn Rodeo, the Greek Festival, Jazz on Greenwood Festival, Scottish Games and Gathering, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Blue Grass and Chili Festival, Reggaefest, and the worlds largest Octoberfest outside of Munich, Germany. Whether it is professional theatre, premier art collections, a local festival or a day at the Tulsa Zoo, the city of Tulsa is alive with culture, history and spirit.
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