Publication: Hilles & Finney Hardware Co, 1925, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
First edition. 8 1/2" x 11" folded sheet, n. p. (4 pp.) An odd promotional flyer for Sapulpa, Oklahoma, located just outside of Tulsa. The interior two pages of the sheet form a broadside spread headed "Here is the Truth about Oklahoma," which lists details about citizenship, agriculture, livestock, minerals, manufacturing, transportation, finance, climate, schools, jobs, and retail for the state. At the bottom reads, "Sapulpa is in the center of this wealth and prosperity." The first exterior page bears a list of facts about Sapulpa -- seventeen churches, 175 teachers instructing 4,569 children, thirty-seven gasoline plants nearby, two large oil refineries, numerous fraternal organizations, a YMCA and YWCA, four glass plants employing 500 people, and more. The other exterior page is letterhead for the local hardware store, Hilles & Finney, with a typed letter signed, dated January 17, 1925, addressed to the Smith & Wesson Company about the return of a firearm from the hardware store. We find no records for this odd and ephemeral piece, part letter sheet, part promotional flyer. Old fold lines, minor wear and soiling, else near fine copy.
Inventory Number: 46259