105-YEAR-OLD WOMAN KEEPS TULSA HISTORY ALIVE

TULSA WORLD - The flickering glow of a massive fire sprang up on the horizon that morning and smoke drifted across the outskirts of Tulsa, where Wavel Ashbaugh could smell it on her family’s property, more than 2 miles east of downtown.

She lived on Oil Road, which later became part of Route 66, now called 11th Street. And she remembers seeing truckloads of heavily armed men driving past her house that day.

The National Guard was rounding up black residents. So a black man and his wife, who worked for Ashbaugh’s mother, came to the family for help. And her mother took them down a back road and across some empty fields to hide them somewhere on the family’s land, a 160-acre allotment from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation near what is now 11th and Delaware Avenue...


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