Portrait of James Monroe (J.M.) Hall, the "Father of Tulsa." J.M. was the brother of H.C. Hall, both of whom were contractors with the Frisco Railroad, in charge of payroll and commodities. They laid out Tulsa and were instrumental in its founding and early development.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions and individuals.