Turner Turnpike

Turner Turnpike, OklahomaOklahoma’s Turner Turnpike. Mailed from Tulsa in 1954, there is a description on the back:

The fabulous new Turner Turnpike was completed at a cost of over $38,000,000. It has reduced the driving distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City to 88 unimpeded miles.

Johnson Residence, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Johnson ResidenceI did considerable searching to discover who H.B. Johnson was, but I failed to find anything definitive. I came across references to a 1919 legal case, but that was less than enlightening. (I don’t read legalese) I also found info that suggested that he could have been in politics… anyone know?

Anchor Court

Anchor Court, TulsaAnchor Court, located conveniently within the Tulsa, Oklahoma city limits. On the back:

Closest To Down Town Tulsa
We Have Clean air Conditioned Rooms and Kitchenettes, All Beds Innerspring – Radios – City Bus Service – Theater and Shopping Center Close By.
Make Your Home At Our Home.
Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Burton,
Owners and Mgrs.
“We Deal In Sleep”

The Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room PostcardThis postcard, mailed in 1947, features The Rainbow Room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Conveniently located on the thirtieth floor of the First National Building, I’ll bet this was a swinging nightspot back in the day.

Okmulgee Oil Rig

Oklahoma Oil Rig PostcardPublished by Curt Teich, this white border postcard shows an oil rig near Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Okmulgee is located in Okmulgee County and is home to the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.