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Tulsa, Oklahoma (U.S.)

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[flag of Tulsa, Oklahoma] by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 July 2006

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Description of the flag


The Corporate Seal of the City of Tulsa shall be in the shape of a modified vertical ellipse. The upper one-third of this ellipse shall be a gold field. Superimposed on this field, in the optical center and pointing upward shall be an Indian projectile point (arrowhead) of the Snyder variety in black and white facets. To the left and adjacent to the base of this arrowhead there shall be the numerals "1" and "8". To the right and adjacent to the base of this arrowhead there shall be the numerals "9" and "8", together representing the year 1898. Superimposed upon and circumscribing the curved edge of the gold field there shall appear two rows of five-pointed blue stars, forty-six (46) in number.
The lower left quadrant of the seal shall be a black field with a stylized white oil derrick superimposed upon and centered in the field.
The lower right quadrant of the seal shall be a blue field with parallel horizontal white lines. Each line shall be composed of a series of arcs to suggest a wave form.
The upper gold field, the lower left black quadrant and the lower right blue quadrant shall be separated from each other to form the letter "T" in white. Circumscribing the lower half of the seal in Lincoln Gothic type style shall be the words "CITY OF TULSA OKLAHOMA" in gold capital letters.
Any reproduction of the Corporate Seal shall be substantially as described herein. Ord. No. 11022

The City Clerk shall be the lawful custodian of the Corporate Seal for the City of Tulsa, and he shall affix the same to all documents requiring the Seal.

A. The flag design described herein is hereby accepted as the Official Flag of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
B. The flag design shall be the corporate seal of the City of Tulsa as described herein, positioned on both sides of a white material measuring six
(6) feet, four (4) inches by four (4) feet, with the seal measuring two (2) feet, six (6) inches from top to bottom located in the center of the white material.
C. Any reproduction of the flag shall be substantially as shown herein.
Ord. No. 12916

Dov Gutterman, 3 December 2002

1941-1973 flag

[former flag of Tulsa, Oklahoma] by Albert Kirsch

The second was a 5-striped flag with the map on it, or so it appears, from the 1940s-70s. The colors are not known. Purcell (American City Flags) does not mention it and there seems to be some mystery about it.

Albert Kirsch, 11 July 2004

1923-1941 flag

[first flag of Tulsa, Oklahoma] by Valentin Poposki, 16 July 2006

The first flag of Tulsa apparently was a "rising sun" look-alike (with blue rays; gyronny, sort of) from the 1920s to the 40s (Purcell 2003: American City Flags has this one).

Albert Kirsch, 11 July 2004