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Introducing Tulsa

Self-billed as the 'Oil Capital of the World,' Tulsa has never dirtied its hands much on the black gold that oozes out elsewhere in the state. Rather, it is home to scores of energy companies that make their living drilling for oil, selling it or supplying those who do. The steady wealth this provides once helped create Tulsa's richly detailed art-deco downtown. But today Tulsa is not the most charming Great Plains town: suburban sprawl has dispersed its appeal, although the Brady Arts District downtown holds promise.