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Spotlight on Sapulpa: Headlines in History for November 21st



Rachel Whitney
Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Thursday, November 21, 1929, Democrat News: Frisco Exhibit Car Will Visit Sapulpa

“John R. Dritt, Frisco agent, today announced an exhibit car will be in Sapulpa, Tuesday, November 26, on a tour of the towns and cities of six states. The special car contains displays of resort features, mounted birds and fish, forest products, floriculture, preserved and fresh fruits and vegetables and horticultural and agricultural production, numbering more than 700 exhibits. The purpose of the tour is to spread knowledge of this section and to advertise its possibilities. Each evening an illustrated lecture will be delivered in the car, explaining about the products on display and the resources of the new territory. Products on exhibit will be those grown in Mississippi, Alabama, and West Florida, ranging from the semi-tropical fruits and vegetables that grow in the section near the Gulf of Mexico to the products of the great cotton, corn, and alfalfa section farther north. In addition to the exhibits, the car will carry a large exhibit of mounted birds of the region and of the fish that inhabit its streams and the waters of the Gulf.”

Wednesday, November 21, 1951, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Five Entries in Queen Contest

“In the Creek County Poultry Queen Contest, five entries have been received. Entered yesterday was Phyllis Smith, of the Sapulpa FFA. She is a junior in high school, and is entered in the senior division of the contest. Entries close Saturday and Adena Dossey, in charge of the contest, urges all FFA or 4-H groups in the county to nominate an entry in either the junior or senior contest. The only regulation is that she be a member of a Creek County school and a member of a FFA or 4-H group…”

Sunday, November 21, 1976, Sapulpa Daily Herald: An Apple for Teacher

“An apple for teacher was a common sight at Sapulpa Junior High School Friday during Teacher Appreciation Day. Teacher and coach Kathy Hughes takes a bite from an apple offered by student council president Polly Crites.”

Sunday, November 21, 2004, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Old Flowers Provide Show with Budding Business

“Used doesn’t mean used-up. That is a philosophy that Show employees keep in mind as they recycle paper, glass, and now, flowers. Colette Beil, employee director at Show, said Show employees have started ‘Back in Bloom,’ a new venture to recycle used fake flowers. Beil said flowers are removed from city cemeteries and used to be thrown in the dumpster…Show employees sort, thoroughly clean and rearrange the old flowers…Beil said Show hopes to turn Back in Bloom into a budding business. Volunteers have been training Show employees how to arrange flowers and Beil said several containers and vases have been donated, but more are welcome…Beil said they take special orders and can do any arrangement with any color flower…Back in Bloom flowers can be purchased at Show and Beil said they hope to expand to craft shows in the future.”

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