Glenpool

Glenpool, OK Real EstateOn November 22, 1905, wildcatters, Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley (along with, by some accounts, Charles Colcord), drilling for oil on farmland owned by Creek Indian Ida E. Glenn, created the first oil gusher in what would soon be known as the “Glenn Pool”. The discovery set off a boom of growth for the area, bringing in hordes of people: lease buyers, producers, millionaires, laborers, tool suppliers, drunks, swindlers, and newspeople. Daily production soon exceeded 120,000 barrels (19,000 m3). The nearby city of Tulsa benefited greatly from the production, and Glenpool calls itself the town that made Tulsa famous.

By 1906, a settlement of Glenn, consisting of twelve families had grown up nearby. In that year, the Midland Valley Railroad extended a track from Jenks. By 1907, nearly 3,000 people had moved to the area. However, only about five hundred people actually lived in the town in 1910. Lots were platted and a post office opened on January 31, 1908. The new community was renamed Glenpool.

Glenpool has one newspaper, the Glenpool Post .The paper is published every Wednesday. It is owned by Community Publishers, a newspaper and Internet publisher and commercial printer that serves Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Glenpool High School won the Class 4A state football championship in both 2002 and 2008. The football season prior to current head coach Steve Edwards taking over, the football team went 0-10 under coach Lawson, in 2002 coach Edwards went 14-0. The school has a rich history of producing great running backs. Anthony Cato, Courtney “The nightmare” Tennial, Jerwin Johnson, Marco Nelson .

 

source: wikipedia.org


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