Glenn Pool Oil Field Memorial Unveiled

Politicians and energy company officials dedicated a monument to the discovery and development of Oklahoma ’s first world-class oil field Tuesday, April 1.
The $200,000 memorial was unveiled at a ceremony in Black Gold Park in Glenpool near 141st Street and U.S. 75. The 28-foot memorial features the history of the Glenn Pool, etched in granite. Lights inside the memorial will illuminate it at night.
Glenpool Mayor Shayne Buchanan and Tim Felt, president of Explorer Pipeline Co. and chair of the Glenn Pool Oil Field Commission, spoke about wildcatter Bob Galbreath, whose efforts was a turning point for Tulsa and Oklahoma.
Galbreath discovered the Ida Glenn No. 1 and made the greatest economic, social and cultural impact on the region. The field –known as the Glenn Pool – became the first major oil-producing field in Oklahoma, which was then Indian Territory.
Major donors recognized included ConocoPhillips, Explorer Pipeline, H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, SemGroup, PSA Dewberry, Flintco Inc., Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR, City of Glenpool and the Oklahoma Centennial Commission.

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