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Oklahoma History Lessons with 98 Apartments Owasso

Hello 98 Apartments Owasso residents! Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History, the sometimes fun, sometimes tragic blog about some of Oklahoma’s most notable historical events. Here is this month’s edition, presented by your favorite apartments for rent in Owasso.

 

June 4th, 1920 — Forming of the Four-State 45th Infantry Division

 

After the dust settled from World War I, the United States Federal Government set up an Army Infantry division that would be composed of army men from four states: Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.  Originally used as a National Guard infantry division, the infantrymen would eventually see action.

 

They served with General George S. Patton’s U.S. 7th Army overseas in World War II.  The division went overseas again to fight in the Korean War, and was one of the only US Army divisions to see action in that conflict.

 

The division was eventually disbanded in 1969, but longtime Oklahoma residents will probably still recognize the Thunderbird patch that the members of the division wore. This patch can be found all over Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico to this day. You can learn more about this group of men by visiting the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City!

 

June 4th, 1937  - First Known Use of the Grocery Shopping Cart

 

Sylvan Goldman is the man of the hour, because he was the man who first used a grocery shopping cart in the store that he owned at the time, Humpty Dumpty. The invention was actually marketed as a more convenient alternative to the grocery basket, but it wasn’t exactly a smashing success right away. Men thought they were too ladylike, and women thought they were just another form of a baby-carriage.

 

Of course, Sylvan would have the last laugh. He sold a license for the “nesting cart” (you know, the one that fits into other carts in the parking lot cart-holders) and got rich off it.

 

June 15, 1957 - Miss Belvedere Time Capsule Buried

Ah the infamous Miss Belvedere Time Capsule that disappointed so many Oklahomans when it was finally dug up in 2007, 50 years after it had been buried in a concrete vault. The time capsule mostly consisted of a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere car, which was filled with various memorabilia from the time. A contest was held that would award the car to whoever could correctly guess what the population of Tulsa would be in 2007. Contestant wrote their guesses on postcards and stuck them in a steel container in the time capsule.

 

As many of you likely know, the time capsule was dug up in 2007 to reveal a waterlogged car that was completely rusted through. The townsfolk who buried the car in 1957 has forgotten to make the concrete container waterproof.

 

June 27th, 1985 - Route 66 is Decommissioned

 

Oklahoma’s most famous road had its heydey in the 1950s and 1960s when automobile travel was exciting, and cross-country trips were blowing up in popularity. Route 66 was one of the most used roads in America, and an integral part of the U.S. highway system at the time. However, if you’ve ever been on Route 66, you know that it’s not exactly a state-of-the-art highway.

 

For that reason, and because it wasn’t being used as much, the highway was officially taken off the list of U.S. highways in 1985. Of course, you can still drive on Route 66, and many people do. It’s just not an official U.S. highway anymore.
Once again, thank you for taking some time to read all the latest edition of This Month in Oklahoma History. We’ll be back next month with more historical info. Check this page again in a couple weeks for another blog post, and be sure to follow us on social media to stay current with everything happening at your luxurious community of Owasso apartments.

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