In the 1830s, a tribe called the Creek Indians were forced to leave their homeland and make it to land across the Mississippi River, where the government had granted them land in what was known as Indian Territory. In 1836, they found an oak tree on top of a hill that overlooked the Arkansas River. They decided this would be their council ground.
Near the tree, they lit a ceremonial fire using coals they’d carried with them. This gathering place became the location for many tribal ceremonies, games and feasts for about 60 years.
The tree remains in the heart of Tulsa today, at the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and 18th Street. But at several times it was in danger; the land was privately owned for many years, and in 1960 there was a risk that it would be torn down to create a parking lot. Instead, the Creek Nation and others bought the area and donated it to the city of Tulsa. The city turned the area into the Creek Nation Council Oak Park, which has 1.86 acres.
At Top View Roofing, we’re proud to be part of an area with such a rich history and dedication to preserving it. With more than 20 years in the industry, we’ve built a great reputation for being honest, skillful and affordable. So if you’re looking for top-notch Tulsa roofing, contact us at 405-543-2920. We are the roofing contractors to trust in the area!
More on Tulsa’s origins
The name Tulsa was derived from the Indian word “tallasi,” meaning “old town.” The city was officially incorporated in 1898, and soon became a haven for ranchers and farmers. When oil was discovered in nearby Red Fork, the city grew very quickly and earned the name “Oil Capital of the World.” The city then went on to thrive in areas such as aviation and aerospace, telecommunications, data processing, manufacturing and more.
Today, Tulsa remains a great place to call home. We have many customers in the area and would love to talk to you about your roofing needs. We are the name to remember for Tulsa roofing, so call us today to get started. We’re here to help you!