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  • Nellie Johnstone No. 1

    by AstroZombie Written Mar 9, 2005

    This is a reproduction of the first commerical oil well to be drilled in Oklahoma. It's located in Johnstone Park and if you're not interested in the history of the Oil Boom, the park is a pretty place to go.

    Nellie Johnstone No. 1
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  • Santa Fe engine 940

    by AstroZombie Written Mar 9, 2005

    Johnstone Park is home to the only Santa Fe engine 940 locomotive in existence.
    If anyone is interested in trains:
    "The 900-class/940 series were the first locomotives to burn fuel oil instead of coal and were synonymous with the Santa Fe engine. Built by Vulcain, this Santa Fe engine, built in 1903, was originally a compound steam locomotive, and later converted to a simplified locomotive that could burn diesel. It has 2/10/2 wheels (2 pilot, 10 drivers and 2 trailing)."

    Santa Fe engine 940
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  • Hulah Santa Fe Depot

    by AstroZombie Written Mar 9, 2005

    This depot was built in 1903 and was recently moved to Johnstone Park and restored. So if you're interested in early railroad history, you might want to check this out. It's right next to the Santa Fe train and the Nellie Johnstone No. 1.

    Hulah Santa Fe Depot
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    Price Tower

    by kooka3 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    LOL - I'm not sure I'd call this a "Must See" although you probably WILL see it as you're walking around town. I was going to put this in General Tips, but what the hell . . . might as well make it a Must See.

    Harold C. Price (founder of the Price Company) commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build this. He designed it as an experiment for multi-use skyscrapers; the design was originally thought up for St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York City but built in Bartlesville instead. The 19 storey building was originally meant to be used for businesses, offices, apartments, and shops. It was finished in 1956.

    Now there is a non-profit art center, restaurant, and a hotel.

    The 221-foot-tall Tower is on the Historic National Register and is one of the American Institute of Architects’ seventeen most significant examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

    Price Tower
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