Glen­pool cel­e­brates “Black Gold Day”

La Semana - - FRONT PAGE / PORTADA -

On June 16, Glen­pool, Ok­la­homa cel­e­brated “Black Gold Day,” the an­nual fair that filled the city with col­ors and fun for the whole fam­ily for four days.

This year’s Black Gold Day found the fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing the thirty-eighth edi­tion of the most im­por­tant an­nual event in the city.

The Glen­pool Cham­ber of Com­merce has been com­mis­sioned to carry out the co­or­di­na­tion of Black Gold Day each year. This in­sti­tu­tion, es­tab­lished in 1984, has worked to in­crease the growth of Glen­pool by as­sist­ing all area busi­nesses to help them achieve their goals.

This fes­ti­val pays homage to the oil­rich his­tory of the city, hon­or­ing in this way the oil field dis­cov­ered in 1905 by wild­cat­ters Robert Gal­breath and Frank Ch­es­ley. The oil was found on land owned by Ida E. Glenn, whose name the city “Glenn pool” bears. The dis­cov­ery led to a boom of growth for the whole area, caus­ing the set­tle­ment of oil com­pa­nies, sup­port­ing in­dus­tries and a va­ri­ety of other busi­nesses, and at­tract­ing more peo­ple to the city that was re­named “Glen­pool” in the year 1908.

This year’s fes­ti­val con­sisted of var­i­ous at­trac­tions and rides, food ven­dors, fire­works, live mu­si­cal per­for­mances, and nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily. The fes­ti­val was at­tended by peo­ple from all dif­fer­ent parts of Ok­la­homa.

The pop­u­lar fair was held at “Black Gold Park” lo­cated near 141st Street along High­way 75, suc­cess­fully con­clud­ing on June 19. (La Se­m­ana)

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