Shadow on the Mountain

My son and I have been on a couple of hikes lately on Tulsa’s Turkey Mountain. We found this old oil well pumpjack foundation. Oil was discovered on the mountain in the 1920’s and production continued until the 1960’s. There are lots of old relics of the industry scattered about on the mountain. I personally know people who worked on these wells.

We went by this old wellhead. Don’t worry it’s safe.

Pedestrian Bridge on gravel trail

A new pedestrian bridge on a new trail.

And a birdhouse in the middle of the mountain.

I’m linking to Lisa’s Shadow Shot Sunday. Go check it out.

8 thoughts on “Shadow on the Mountain

  1. Alana

    I would have had no idea what the first ruin was but I enjoy these kinds of finds. I can imagine you as a guide on a historic tour of the mountain. The shadows in the third picture were interesting, too. Still the long shadows of winter.

  2. Lisa

    I wonder if some birding group is trying to provide nesting boxes for birds rarer in the area? I knew someone who bought a new construction log house and land for cheap from an oil man after production ended. Years later it’s now valuable land for wine grapes.

  3. Sallie

    Such a great place to hike. So many things to discover (or re-discover). I wonder if the birdhouse is for an endangered species? Looks kind of like a bluebird house though.

  4. Ellen

    I wouldn’t have any idea what those old well pieces were. It’s great you two are out enjoying the weather. I love how well maintained your Turkey Mountain is.

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