I had the honor of hanging out with some missionary teens this week. Their parents were in a conference and we wanted to treat them to a day on the town, just being themselves and seeing some interesting things around Tulsa. To be honest, I had little to contribute to the list of sights to see. I was surprised at some of the sights that did make the list, some that I was unfamiliar with. The first place of interest, a cave house.
This used to be a restaurant named The Cave Garden. In the basement was a bootleg hotspot, and there are still existing underground tunnels that lead to bootleg suppliers and buyers. They have not dug through the tunnels, as it would take quite a bit of work, but it is expected that the tunnels lead to houses up on the hill above. Many of the families are afraid of the embarrassment that it would cause to publicize that their families were part of an underground bootleg system during the prohibition. I hope they do dig out the tunnels, they would be so much fun to go exploring in! Here are so photos.
Also underground, back in the '20's this bank vault was used to protect investor's money from criminals such as Bonnie and Clyde. Now it is just used for safe deposit boxes.
Artwork is quite elaborate throughout Tulsa. Here is one beauty found on the ceiling of the historic bank downtown.
Now it's your turn! Go out and discover the beauty and diversity of your city. Save some dough and you might just learn some history.
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