Tulsa, Oklahoma

Photograph by Karen Wiley, My Shot

In a more bountiful time, Tulsa, Oklahoma, sat atop the world's largest known pool of oil. Drilling derricks were everywhere, even on the lawn of the state capitol. To celebrate this good fortune, a giant roustabout was built on the Tulsa Fairgrounds in 1953.

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