America's Oldest Continuously Operating American Legion Post

History Landing Zone

1937 Armistice Day Parade # 17

1937 Armistice Day Parade # 17

You are listening to “The Thunderer March” performed by the best military band in the world:  The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” which makes its music available for public use and download at http://www.usarmyband.com/watch-listen/ceremonial-music-guide.html.  If the music doesn’t start automatically, then click on the arrow above to start it.  

This is the Post 1 History LZ.  The links below will take you pages dealing with a particular Post 1 event, period, person or organization.  These pages are a work in progress, so come back often as new content is added at least weekly, sometimes daily.  NOT ALL LINKS ARE ACTIVE, BUT THEY WILL BE SOON.

In addition to the history content in this section of the Post 1 website, we also have content on The American Legion Centennial Celebration.  Our site has media, a timeline and other content.  Follow this link to visit the Carson – Wilson – Rigney – Forrester – Shoemaker American Legion Post 1 Centennial site.

*********************Historian’s Appeal for Help!!*********************************************

Post 1 is missing most of the photos, correspondence, documents and artifacts from the years 1919-1947; and much of the same type of material from 1948 to the present.  Folks, this stuff is located in your bookcases, bottom drawers, closets, attics, and storage buildings.  We really want to review it so we can tell the full story of Post 1.  We are interested in anything you have, including old banquet or event programs, letters from or to the Post, and of course, photographs having anything to do with Post 1. In particular, if you or one of your ancestors was an officer of Post 1, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, Legion Riders or 40 and 8, then we want photographs and other material about your ancestor to help us tell his or her story.

AT THIS TIME WE ARE ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN PHOTOS OR OTHER MEMORABILIA FROM THE DRUM CORPS THAT WAS STARTED IN 1920.  PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS, UNIFORMS, DRUMS, BUGLES OR DOCUMENTS, CALL OR EMAIL US.

Won’t you help us?  If you have this material, then consider donating it to the post.  If you want to keep it, then give us the opportunity to copy or photograph it at our expense. We will promptly return it in the same or better condition. Either way, you will ensure that future generations will know the story of Post 1.  Please email historian@tulsapost1.org if you can help us.
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Links to History Pages (some are not active yet, I’ll  announce when they are available on this site and on Facebook).

Post 1 Commanders Gallery (with links to pictures and biographical information)

The Founding and Early History of Post 1

The History of the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade

Tulsa Safety Day Parade May 15, 1939 (20 Photos!) (added 1/22/2016)

Unit 1, American Legion Auxiliary History

Squadron 1, Sons of the American Legion

Voiture 185, Forty and Eight

Post 1 History Digital Archives (documents and photos added all the time)

The Post 1 Hut

Tulsa American Legion Trivia