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									Introducing Tulsa
Trivia and a Few Useful Facts Tulsa will be the site of the 53rd International Instrumentation Symposium of the ISA April 30-May 3, 2007. Here is some of the information you may find useful or just amusing when you attend the IIS. Emergency Services  911 service calls police, fire, and emergency medical services (EMSA)  St. Francis Hospital with a full service emergency room and the Warren Medical Center with all medical specialties are located directly east across the street from the hotel. Time: Tulsa is in the Central time zone, and will be on summer daylight time during the 53rd IIS. (GMT – 5 hours)  Sunrise will be at 6:30 AM CDT,  Sunset at 8:11 PM during the IIS.  The waxing crescent moon is visible at night, setting just after midnight. Telephone Area Code: 918 Airport: Tulsa International (TUL) Location and Area: Tulsa is located in the Green Country of northeastern Oklahoma on the banks of the Arkansas River.  It is 100 miles from Oklahoma City, 250 miles from Dallas / Fort Worth, 250 miles from Kansas City and 400 miles from St. Louis.  For your GPS, it is at 36°9’14‖ N lat, 95°59’33‖W long, and 415 ft (126 m) above sea level.  The area of the city proper is 182.6 mi2 (473 km2).

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The area of the state of Oklahoma is 69,898 mi2 or 181,036 km2 ranking 20th among states—smaller than North Dakota, larger than Missouri. Oklahoma contains 1,231 mi2 (3,188 km2) of water surface.

Population:  The population of the city proper in 2004 was 383,764, ranking 45th in the nation, just behind Oakland CA and just ahead of Miami, FL.  The population of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2000 was 859,532 ranking 53rd in the USA, and showing a ten-year growth rate of 12.9%. The MSA ranked just behind Honolulu, HI and ahead of Dayton, OH.  The population of Oklahoma is 3,523,553 ranking 28th among states  Oklahoma ranks second among states after California in the number of Native Americans in the population. There are 272,230 (7.7%) of purely Native American ancestry, and an additional 118,719 (3.4%) who proudly identify with some Native American ancestry.  There are 36 recognized tribes in Oklahoma. Many have tribal courts and issue license plates. There have never been reservations. See below. Tulsa Climate in May: You may expect the mean temperature in May to be 66°F (19°C), with average highs and lows of 76°F-55°F (24°C-13°C). Normally 6.1 inches (155 mm) of rain fall in May. 68% is the mean relative humidity. It has never snowed in May in Tulsa. The highest temperature ever during the period of the meeting was 96°F (36°C) in 1920, and the lowest ever was 32°F (0°C) in 1909.

Television Channels on Cox Cable  ABC affiliate, channel 8  CBS affiliate, channel 6  NBC affiliate, cable 9 (2 on air)  CNN, channel 40  CNN Headline News, channel 41 Major Local Media:  The Tulsa World (morning, family owned, circulation 137, 200)  *NPR Radio (KWGS, 89.5 MHz FM, 24/7 news, [BBC from midnight to dawn] owned by Tulsa University)  *Classical music (KWTU, 87.5 MHz FM, 24/7 classical music, owned by Tulsa University)  Rock Music (KMOD, 97.5 MHz FM)  News / talk (KRMG, 740 kHz AM)  Christian (KXOJ, 100.9 MHz FM)  Country / western (KVOO, 98.5 MHz FM)  KWGS-2 is 24/7 jazz, and KWTU-2 is a second 24/7 classical band on HD (digital receiver needed) radio. Shopping Malls near the DoubleTree  Woodland Hills Mall, 71st and Memorial (1 mi S, 2 mi E of hotel) the largest in the state  Promenade Mall, 41st and Yale (2 mi N o f DoubleTree)  Utica Square, 21st between Utica and Lewis, (4 mi N, and 2.5 mi W from DoubleTree) early outdoor mall, it remains the upscale shopping in Tulsa (Saks, Miss Jackson’s, etc.) Oklahoma Facts / Trivia: It may be of interest The name Oklahoma is Choctaw meaning ―Red Man.‖  Oklahoma entered the union on November 16, 1907, the 46th state.

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The capital city is Oklahoma City (population 528,042, rank 31; MSA population 1,095421, rank 47) The name ―Tulsa‖ means Old Town in Muskogee (Creek). It is from the same etymon as Tallahassee. The musical Oklahoma, composed and written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened in 1944 on Broadway. It was set in Claremore, a suburb NE of Tulsa.

Tallest Buildings: These are the heights in ft / meters and in stories  Williams Center 667 / 203, 52 Designed by Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the World Trade Center in NYC, it is of similar design but merely half the height of the Twin Towers  Cityplex Plaza 648 / 198, 60 on Oral Roberts University campus originally, now a cancer care facility.  First National Bank 515 / 157, 41  Mid-Continent Bldg 513 / 156, 36  Fourth National Bank 412 / 126, 33  National Bank of Tulsa 400 / 122, 24 Higher Education in Tulsa  University of Tulsa, private, 1894, 4125 students (2882 undergraduate, 667 graduate, 576 law), 422 faculty (engineering college 848 undergrads, 255 grads in 9 PhD programs and 29 MS programs)  Oral Roberts University, private, 1963, 4086 students, 235 faculty.  OSU-Tulsa, public, 1890, branch of OSU-Stillwater, total 23,461 enroll.  OU-Tulsa, public, 1890, branch of OU-Norman, 26,968 students.  Tulsa Community College, public, 1968, 19,600 students on 4 campuses.

Selected Tulsa Museums  Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, 596-2700—Located in the Osage Hills, on the northwestern corner of Tulsa, this is one of the finest collections in the nation of American western art (George Catlin, Frederic Remington, Thomas Moran, Charles Russell) and Native American painting, pottery, baskets, and artifacts. The optional Wednesday afternoon bus tour will include a guided tour of this museum.  Philbrook Museum, 2727 S Rockford Road, 749-7941. This 1927 Italian Renaissance Villa was the home of Waite Phillips, brother of Frank Phillips who founded Phillips 66. An equally successful oil man, he built his house and spectacular formal gardens with the intent of donating them to Tulsa to become a museum. He may be better known for having donated his western home, Villa Philamonte and the surrounding cattle ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico to the Boy Scouts who now operate it as Philmont High Adventure Scout Ranch. The museum houses European and American collection, and Native American art. This will be on the Tuesday morning guest tour.  Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 East 71st St, 492-1818.  Tulsa Air and Space Museum, 3524 N 74th East Ave, 835-2574  J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, 333 N Lynn Riggs Blvd, Claremore, OK, 341-5707. This is one of the largest collections of guns and weaponry in the country.  Will Rogers Memorial, 1720 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore

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Oklahoma, 341-0719. Museum and tomb of the noted entertainer, humorist, journalist and conscience of America. The cowboy philosopher of Cherokee heritage was famous for his trick roping, and his statement, ―I never met a man I didn’t like.‖ He died in a plane crash with Wiley Post at Point Barrow, Alaska in 1935. Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, OK, 2963474. The largest bull shark in captivity, a museum of fishing tackle, gift shop and snack bar. This will be included as an option on the Tuesday guest tour. Mac's Antique Car Museum, 1319 East 4th St, 583-7400. Over 40 rare and vintage cars, including Rolls Royce, LaSalle, Packard, and the 1948 Hudson featured in the movie Driving Miss Daisy. Willis Ida Dennie Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 628 N Country Club Drive, 584-6654

Tulsa Events during the 53rd IIS  National Pastime. Play at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC), April 29 matinee at 2:00 PM, May 2-5 at 8:00 PM. Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball’s racial barriers by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This moving dramatization by Bryan Harnetiaux shows how Robinson, with the support of Dodger president and general manager Branch Rickey, won the first major civil rights victory of the 20th century.  Local Bands perform every night in a wide variety of styles and venues. To see what is happening on any particular night, log-on to http://www.tulsabands.com/venue_li st.asp?city=Tulsa&state  Tulsa Drillers Texas League professional baseball at Drillers Park, 15th and Yale, 4.5 miles straight north from the DoubleTree. Call 744-5901 for ticket information. During the 53rd IIS, the Drillers will face the Arkansas Travelers at home. o Tues., May 1, 7:05 PM o Wed., May 2, 12:05 PM o Thurs., May 3, 7:05 PM o Fri., May 4, 10:05 AM  Casinos. There are three Native American casinos nearby. o The Cherokee Casino is larger but more distant just off I-44 on the way to Claremore. For information see http://www.cherokeecasino.com/t ulsa/overview.aspx o The Creek Nation (Muskogee) casino is closer on Riverside Drive at 81st St. Call 299-8518 or http://www.creeknationcasino.co m/ o The Million Dollar Elms (Osage) casino—two locations, in north

Tulsa and in Sand Springs. See http://www.milliondollarelm.com /tulsa/index.htm

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Diversity: The population of Tulsa is  70% white  15.5% African American  4.7% Native American  1.8% Asian  3.5% not declared  4.4% two or more races From among these are 28,111 Hispanics (7.2%). Native American Tribes in Oklahoma Federally recognized tribes are sovereign nations. They are listed by linguistic group with capital city and enrolled population after each tribe. The so-called ―Five Civilized Tribes‖ forcibly removed from the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee under the Indian Removal Act of 1830 during the administration of Andrew Jackson are printed in blue. Forced migration is known as ―The Trail of Tears‖ 1838-39. Algonquian language  Cherokee-Arapaho, Conch, 9,886  Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee, 3,100  Delaware Tribe of Eastern Oklahoma, Bartlesville, 9.249  Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma, Anadarko, 1,207  Eastern Shawnee, Seneca, MO, 1,563  Kickapoo, McLeod, 1,730  Miami, Miami (pron. MY-am-ah), 1,516  Ottawa, Miami, 1,900  Peoria, Miami, 2,500  Sac and Fox Nation, Stoud, 2,245 Apachean language  Fort Sill Apache, Apache, 348 Caddoan language  Caddo, Binger, 3,067  Pawnee, Pawnee, 2,450

 Wichita, Anadarko, 1,670 Central Algonquian language  Absentee Shawnee, Shawnee, 2,700  Loyal Shawnee, Jay, 138,623 Chiwere Group of Siouan languages  Otoe-Missourian, Red Rock, 930 Dhegiha Group of Siouan languages  Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kaw City, 1,648  Osage Nation, Pawhuska, 14,500 nationwide  Ponca, Ponca City, 950  Quapaw, Quapaw, 2,400 Iroquoian language  Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, 80,000  Seneca-Cayuga, Miami, 2,460  United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Tahlequah, 7,438  Wyandotte, Wyandotte, 3,581 Kiowan language  Kiowa, Carnegie, 7,476 Lutuamian language  Modoc, Miami, 1,516 Muskogean language  Chickasaw Nation, Ada, 26,000  Choctaw Nation, Durant, 76,000 nationwide  Muskogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, 33,562  Seminole Nation, Wewoka, 11,191 Shoshonian language  Comanche, Lawton, 10,110 Siouan language  Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Perkins, 427 Southern Branch of Athabascan  Apache, Anadarko, 1,186 Tonkawan language  Tonkawa, Tonkawa, 307 Uchean language  Yuchi, Sapulpa, 1,500

Notable Tulsans  Actors and Actresses o Bill ―Hopalong Cassidy‖ Boyd o Gary Busey o Tim Blake Nelson o Mary Kay Place o Paula Prentice o Donna Reed o Tony Randall o Gaylard Sartain o Alfre Woodard  Authors o William Bernhardt o S. E. Hinton o Mercedes Lackey o R. A. Lafferty  Historians / Scholars o Daniel J. Boorstin o Scott Ellsworth o John Hope Franklin o Cornell West  Journalists o Paul Harvey o Jim Hartz  Musician o Roy Clark o Ronnie Dunn o David Gates o The Hansons o Leon McAuliffe o Leon Russell o Bob Wills o Johnny Lee Wills  Politician / Statesman o Daniel Patrick Moynihan o Carl Albert, Bugtussle Other Notable Oklahomans  Actors / Actresses o Gene Autry, Sapulpa o Lon Chaney, Oklahoma City o Joan Crawford, Lawton o James Garner, Norman o Alice Ghostley, Henryetta o Clu Gulager, Tahlequah o Van Heflin, Oklahoma City o Tim Holt, Harrah o Ron Howard, Duncan o Ben Johnson, Pawhuska o Jennifer Jones, Oklahoma City o Clevon Little, Chickasha o Rue McClanahan, Healdton o Vera Miles, Boise City o Chuck Norris, Wilson/Ryan o Brad Pitt, Shawnee o Dale Robertson, Harrah

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o Dennis Weaver, Norman o Sheb Wooley, Plainview o Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Astronauts and Aviators o Gordon Cooper, Shawnee o Owen Garriott, Enid o Shannon Lucid, Oklahoma City o Wylie Post, Maysville o Thomas Stafford, Oklahoma City Authors / Writers / Poets o John Barryman, Anadarko o Ralph Ellison, Oklahoma City o Tony Hillerman, Sacred Heart o Louis L’Amour, Oklahoma City o N. Scott Momaday, Lawton o Bill Moyers, Hugo o Lynn Riggs, Claremore Ballerinas o Maria Tallchief, Fairfax o Mocelyn Larkin, Tulsa Baseball / Football / Other athletes o Troy Aikman, Henryetta o Johnny Bench, Binger o Alvin Dark, Comanche o Dizzy Dean, Holdenville o Steve Largent, Tulsa o Mickey Mantel, Commerce o Warren Spahn, Hartshorne o Jim Thorpe, Yale o Bud Wilkinson, Norman Composers / Musicians / Singers o Chet Baker, Yale o Lou Ballard, Miami / Tulsa o Garth Brooks, Yukon o Kristin Chenowith, Broken Arrow o Charlie Christian, Oklahoma City o John Denver, Corn / Clinton o Vince Gill, Oklahoma City o Roy Harris, Lincoln City o Toby Keith, Moore o Barney Kessel, Muskogee o Reba McEntire, Chockie / Durant o Roger Miller, Erick o Leona Mitchell, Enid o Patti Page, Claremore / Tulsa o Kay Starr, Dougherty o Hank Thompson, Sand Springs o Conway Twitty, Oklahoma City o Carrie Underwood, Checotah o Jimmy Webb, Elk City o Mason Williams, Oklahoma City Embodiment of America—Writer, humorist, actor, entertainer, statesman o Will Rogers, Oolagah / Claremore

Tulsa Churches
The following list of churches shows a tiny sample of the hundreds available within a short distance of the hotel. After the name of each church in parentheses is the approximate distance from the hotel in miles. For some denominations the list includes both the nearest church, and the historic downtown mainline church (about 6 miles away). BA indicates the suburb of Broken Arrow about 5 miles east of the DoubleTree. The concierge can give you a map and driving instructions. Call for current times of services. Woodlake Assembly of God (3.4) 7100 E 31st St., 622-7100 Baha’i Center of Tulsa ( ) 521 S 107th E Ave, 234-1473 Parkview Baptist Church (1.1) 5805 S Sheridan, 494-3755 First Baptist Church of Tulsa (6.5) 403 S Cincinnati, 587-1571 Chua Tam Bao Buddhist Temple 16933 E 21st St, 438-0714 Resurrection Catholic Church (1.3) 4804 S Fulton, 663-1907 Holy Family Catholic Church (6.3) 122 W 8th St, 582-6247 Harvard Avenue Christian Church (1.2) 5502 S Harvard Ave, 742-5509 First Church of Christ Scientist (6.3) 924 S Boulder Ave, 583-8923 Fellowship Congregational (3.4) 2900 S Harvard Ave, 747-7777 St Anthony’s Eastern Orthodox (4.0) 2645 E 6th St, 584-7300 St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (1.1) 5635 E 71st St, 492-7140 Trinity Episcopal Church (6.3) 501 S Cincinnati, 582-4128 Oral Roberts Evangelistic Assoc. (2.6) 7777 S Lewis Ave, 495-6961 Hindu Temple of Tulsa (8.0) 16943 E 21st St, 438-3850

Islamic Society of Tulsa (1.6) 4630 S Irvington Ave, 665-2024 Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness (1.8) 10404 E 63rd St, 250-4880 B’nai Emunah Synagogue [Cons Jewish] (5.5) 1719 S Owasso, 295-7864 Temple Israel [Reformed Jewish] (5.0) 2004 E 22nd Place, 747-1309 Church of Jesus Christ LDS (1.0) 5215 E 71st St, 496-0056 Fellowship Lutheran Church (1.2) 6727 S Sheridan Ave, 492-3698 Trinity [Missouri] Lutheran (8.8) 5750 S Elm, BA, 455-5750 New Haven United Methodist (0.8) 5603 S New Haven, 743-6491 Asbury Methodist (3.1) 6767 S Mingo Ave, 492-1771 Boston Avenue Methodist Church (5.9) 1301 S Boston Ave, 583-5181 Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian (0.5) 4102 S 61st St, 494-7088 First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa (6.3) 709 S Boston Ave, 584-4701 Rhema Bible Church (5.5) 1025 W Kenosha, BA, 258-1588 First Seventh Day Adventist (5.5) 920 S New Haven, 834-6671 All Souls Unitarian Church (5.5) 2952 S Peoria Ave, 743-1706 Victory Christian Center (2.5) 7700 S Lewis Ave, 491-7700 Notes of Interest on Local Churches
 Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1929, is the first cathedral scale church in the world in modern art deco architecture. Controversy still reigns over who designed it: Adah Robinson or her pupil Bruce Goff. Tulsa has been the historic home of several well known televangelists. Most famous is undoubtedly Oral Roberts, and his son Richard still preaches on the campus of Oral Roberts University. Also well know are Billy Joe & Sharon Daugherty at Victory Christian Center., and the Kenneth Hagin Ministries at Rhema Bible Church.

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