I am a native Oklahoman. Born and raised in Sapulpa.
I remember Sapulpa back in the 60's. It was small, friendly, and I knew most everyone by name. Today I can spend the entire day in town without seeing a familiar face. The buildings, and people have changed but the town remains home to me.
We have all the usual things that most small towns have. Churches, a hospital, a public library, the City Hall, the court house, police station and sheriffs department. There are several elementary schools, a middle school, and of course the jr. high and high school.
We have the Sapulpa Historical Museum, and the Trolly Museum. There's a skating rink at the edge of town, and we have restaurants galore.
In the summer there's the Tee Pee Drive in, and in August we have Sapulafest with all the usual carnival rides and live bands.
Four lakes are near by. Keystone Lake, Sahoma Lake, Pretty Water Lake and Heyburn Lake.
One of the main things that Sapulpa is famous for the the Route 66 Highay that runs right through downtown.
We have two large glass factories in town. Ball Foster Glass and B. C. Glass.
And of course Sapulpa is the home of the famous Frankoma Pottery.
Chief Sapulpa, the area's first permanent settler, was a full-blood lower Creek Indian of the Kasihta Tribe in Osocheetown, Alabama. He arrived in Indian Territory about 1850 and established a trading post near the confluence of Polecat and Rock creeks (about one mile south of present-day downtown Sapulpa).