At the Ozark mountain foothills is the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma is Tulsa. The population in 2015 was just over 403,000. This is the country’sn 47th-most populous and is Tulsa Metropolitan Area’s principal municipality and is the county seat as well. The urban development of this growing city extends into three other counties: Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner.
The country that the Creek Native American’s of the Lochapoka Band came to along the Trail of Tears wasn’t anything like it is today. The 20th century knew Tulsa to be the “Oil Capital of the World”, with Tulsa being an important hub in the oil industry for the America. But no longer is the oil industry the focus of this city.
Tulsa has survived the economic downturn from the oil boom going bust and the subsequent diversification efforts have created a stronger economic base with aviation, energy, finance, technology, and telecommunications sectors replacing it. America’s most inland river port is here in Tulsa with The Tulsa Port of Catoosa based at the head of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. And education is strong in this city with two colleges calling this home: Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.
Being right at the Arkansas River and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains is what gives this area the setting to be referred to as “Green Country”. But it’s beauty is more than on the surface, there is a beauty of cultural here too with two art museums that are renowned around the world and the art deco architecture are like nothing you’ll see anywhere else