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(NBC News)   Tulsa: Look, we know we've named pretty much every landmark in town after a KKK leader who helped incite the 1921 race riots that killed over 300 people. But, that's ancient history, man. Who cares if we name the main road after him, too?   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 10
    More: Stupid, rage, KKK, Tulsa, race riots, Will Rogers, Indian Land, literary magazine, city fathers  
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2013-07-25 11:12:01 AM  
4 votes:

PrYgMMa: they could always just do what St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana did: Re-dedicate it to some some other guy with the same last name... that way everyone is both happy and disgruntled.


Wayne Brady. Now everyone's happy.
2013-07-25 11:35:55 AM  
3 votes:
He opened a general store, followed by a hotel - the first with baths.

Tulsa:  Bathing since 1890.
2013-07-25 10:14:10 AM  
3 votes:
The council has asked business owners in the new Brady Arts District about the name, which is widely used in promotional marketing. The owners opposed any name change, concluding that it's better to be reminded of the city's checkered past in order to create a better world.

Well shiat, if you put it like that, welcome to the new Adolf Hitler barbecue grill store.
2013-07-25 01:32:41 PM  
2 votes:
There were two Johnsons that succeeded assassinated presidents, and there were two Roosevelts. There would have been two Kennedys, but the CIA took care of that for us.
2013-07-25 11:48:14 AM  
1 votes:

PrYgMMa: they could always just do what St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana did: Re-dedicate it to some some other guy with the same last name... that way everyone is both happy and disgruntled.


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2013-07-25 11:46:22 AM  
1 votes:

jtown: He opened a general store, followed by a hotel - the first with baths.

Tulsa:   Bathing Making visitors feel like they need a bath since 1890.


FTFY
2013-07-25 11:41:17 AM  
1 votes:
Today the district has been reborn. It has a new ballpark, boutiques, a cigar bar, trendy restaurants and a museum and park dedicated to Oklahoma's Dust Bowl balladeer, Woody Guthrie. The elegant Brady Theater is one of the jewels, opened by Brady in 1914 as the biggest arena between Kansas City and Houston.

That's the answer right there. Rename it the Guthrie Theater. That should avoid confusion.
2013-07-25 11:33:13 AM  
1 votes:
Stay classy, Tulsa.

The amusing thing is, people from Tulsa (some of them, anyway) consider themselves more sophisticated and worldly than the white trash down in OKC (the capital). They seem to think this matters to anybody. It doesn't. Tulsa is still in Oklahoma. With all that that implies.
2013-07-25 11:04:31 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: So basically, Tulsa has produced nobody worth naming anything after since 1921.


FTFY
2013-07-25 10:55:45 AM  
1 votes:
So basically, Tulsa has produced nobody worth naming anything after since 1921.
 
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