Glenpool celebrates “Black Gold Day”
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)