What Happened This Month in Sapulpa History
County Assessor, Fred Patrick, reported that Creek County has lost almost $7 million* in valuation since 1930. This was a 22% drop in one year. The depression was affecting everything and property values took a huge drop. This was devastating to both county and city governments and its people. Cities at the time still received a part of their income for operating expenses from property taxes. Now cities do not receive income from property taxes for operating expenses, but rely mostly on sales taxes. (Sapulpa Herald, September 3, 1931)
*$106 million in today's money
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !