Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Looking North from 31st Street on Riverside

Looking North from 31st & Riverside, 1928
(photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society)

The fertile riverbottom soil makes a good cornfield. The road north is a dirt wagon trail. Rail road box cars stand just east of the field.

Looking North from 31st & Riverside, 2009

The dirt wagon trail is now a 4-lane Parkway connecting the heart of downtown Tulsa with the southeast part of Tulsa, and the communities of Jenks and Bixby, Bridges span the river at 21st, 51st, 71st, and 101st via the Creek Nation turnpike, providing easy access to I-44, I-75, and the Broken Arrow Turnpike.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone know what the primary purpose of the railroad spur was? It was on the land that is now the car park, and must have had quite a gradient to reach the Midland Valley line.