Most People Don’t Know The Fascinating History Behind This Beautiful Oklahoma Pond

Oklahoma has so many historical places but not all of them have a fascinating story behind them. Owen Park was the first city park in Tulsa and let’s just say it began with a bang (literally!). Take a look at the bizarre story of how this historic park’s pond came into existence.

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Did you ever know this bizarre story? It just goes to show how dangerous it was working in the oil fields in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Take a look back at this collection of old photos from the oil industry in Oklahoma. They are fascinating!