Fantastic Tulsa Films – I saw this program aired on OETA (public television) last night and was really impressed with the program. Basically the producers found oodles of old home movies from Tulsa going back as far as the 1920’s, to show the history of Tulsa. It was so entertaining (you can see for yourself on the video gallery section of the website), but I think the most interesting thing to read about was this…
On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa’s celebration of Oklahoma’s semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Sixth Street and Denver Avenue.
The car was seen as a method of acquainting twenty-first century citizens with a suitable representation of 1957 civilization. According to event chairman Lewis Roberts Jr., the Plymouth was chosen because it was “an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of lasting appeal that will still be in style 50 years from now.”
The contents of a women’s purse, including bobby pins, a bottle of tranquilizers, cigarettes and an unpaid parking ticket, were added to the glove compartment of the car shortly before burial. . .
The exciting thing is that the car is going to be dug up this year (to celebrate Oklahoma’s Centennial) on June 15th! I definitely would like to be there for the celebration.