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Sapulpa, Oklahoma, known throughout the country as "The Oil City
of the Southwest," is located in the northeasterly part of the state, 281
miles south of Kansas City and 102 miles northeast of Oklahoma City,
on the Frisco railroad. It is the county seat of Creek County, one of the
wealthiest in the entire state.
In 1900 Sapulpa had a population of 1,400. December, 1913, the
population was 13,787.
No city is better favored with a more healthful and invigorating
climate than Sapulpa, and no city has a better class of citizens. The
churches, schools, residences, and business houses are of a high standard.
Sapulpa is the division point of the Frisco railway, and that system
branches here three ways, east, south and west. The superintendent of
the southwestern division has his offices here, and the round house, shops,
yards, etc., are the largest west of Springfield, Missouri. The Frisco pay
roll alone in Sapulpa is nearly $150,000 monthly.
The Sapulpa Interurban railway operates twelve miles of line
throughout the city and does a freight and passenger business to Kiefer,
the center of the famous Glenn Oil Pool, five miles south.
The Sapulpa city school system is one of the finest in the state.
There are four large brick buildings and two frame structures. The
schools are modern in equipment and method of instruction. Forty teach-
ers are employed in the instruction department, and special, high salaried
teachers are employed for the music, commercial work, manual training
and domestic arts. The enrollment for the third month of the 1913 term
was 1,671 as compared with 1,252 for the same month in the 1912 term.
The Euchee Indian Mission is also located here. This school is
maintained by the government. Five very beautiful buildings are erected
in the center of a forty acre campus.
Sapulpa also has a very modern and up to date business college,
with a large enrollment of students.
The bank deposits for October, 1913, were $1,158,100.09 as com-
pared with $769,369.89 for the same month, 1912, showing a gain of
The post office receipts show an increase for the month of Decem-
ber, 1913, over December, 1912, of 80 per cent. The city delivery is excel-
lent and four rural routes are maintained.
Sapulpa's water supply is second to none in the state. The reser-
voir covers 150 acres and there is constantly on hand a supply of two bil-
lion gallons of the finest of water. The city fire department is modem.
The business of the Frisco railroad in Sapulpa for the month of
January, 1913, was $58,962.60, as compared with $48,176.85 in January,
1932. The month of August, 1913, was $128,129.77, as compared with
$47,791.09 for the same month, 1912.
Sapulpa offers gas at 3 cents for manufacturing purposes and has
several large and prosperous concerns. At the present there are two large
glass plants in operation and two others nearly completed. With the two
additional ones in operation there will be more than 700 high salaried
workmen employed in the glass industry alone in the city. There are oth-
er manufacturing industries which add largely to the dinner bucket bri-
gade, among which is one of the largest oil refineries in the southwest, a
mattress factory, two candy factories, cigar factory, two large brick
plants, three cotton gins, the largest compress in the state, a bottling fac-
tory, machine shops, oil well supply shops, ice plant, and other smaller con-
Sapulpa is the center of the great Glenn Oil Pool and several thous-
and oil wells surround the city. This is the distributing point to the fields
and large shipments of supplies are constantly being hauled to the fields.
Natural gas for domestic use only 25c per thousand.
All fraternal orders and clubs are represented, and the Frisco main-
tains a splendid Y. M. C. A., housed in a three story building.
Two daily and three weekly newspapers and a modem job printing of-
fice, all equipped with the most up to date machinery, are operated.
Sapulpa, with its pretty homes, unusual educational and social fa-
cilities, its splendid churches, pure water, fine climate, make it a splendid
Sapulpa invites you to join with us, and be one of the boosters in
the best and fastest growing city, in the best and fastest growing state in
For any information regarding Sapulpa and its advantages, address
either the Secy. Commercial Club or Secy. Retail Merchants Association.
Corner Main and Dewey Streets
Main Street Looking North from St. James Hotel
Group of Sapulpa Residences
City Hall and Fire Department
City Water Works Pumping Station
Hotel Brittain. American and European. 100 Modern Rooms
Sapulpa Electric Company Power Plant. H. M. Byllesby & Co. Engineers and Managers
France Hotel. European. 50 Modern Rooms.
Sapulpa Refining Company. Capacity 4000 Barrels Daily
Frisco Railroad Depot and Harvey Hotel
Sapulpa Brick Company
City Reservoir Birds Eye View
Sapulpa Oil View Near Sapulpa
a Ice Co. Manufacturers of Ice and Dealers in Coal. Carload Lots a Specialty
Sunflower Glass Co. Capacity 12,000 Boxes per Month
Premium Glass Manufacturing Company
Waggoner Turner Building. L, O. O. M. Headquarters
Berry Office Building
A View Along the Sapulpa & Interurban Railway
Sapulpa Storage & Transfer Company
Kaufman & Mayer Department Store
Cowman's Pharmacy, The Rexall Store, Corner Park and Dewey
Katz Department Store
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