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Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T.

Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T./tiles/non-collection/l/lfp_020imgtile1.xml
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Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T./tiles/non-collection/l/lfp_020imgtile2.xml
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Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T./tiles/non-collection/l/lfp_020imgtile3.xml
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Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T./tiles/non-collection/l/lfp_020imgtile4.xml
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Souvenir of Tulsa, I.T./tiles/non-collection/l/lfp_020imgtile5.xml
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Description

This House record forms part of the bill file for H.R. 12707, “An Act to enable to the people of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory to form a constitution and State government and be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States.” The bill was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Territories by Edward La Rue Hamilton, who also served as the committee’s Chairman. Depicting Tulsa, the pamphlet features photogravures created by the Brooklyn, New York–based Albertype Company and published by J. Constantine in Tulsa. The photographic reproductions capture a commercial main street lined with buildings, along a well-traveled dirt road. Two churches, elaborate residences, and the Bird Creek Falls picnic grounds present an image of Oklahoma, seemingly ready for business, leisure, and statehood. The Oklahoma and Indian Territories formally became the single state of Oklahoma in 1907. Ephemera like this pamphlet were often included as background materials and research in bill files.

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