Archived photos capturing three decades of TulsaPeople Magazine
1) Tree for all Southwest Nursery has sold Christmas trees in Tulsa for more than 60 years. In December 1992, co-founder J.D. Spitzer (pictured) told TulsaPeople the company’s East 41st Street and South Harvard Avenue location was the largest Christmas tree sales lot in the country. This year, Tulsans can purchase Southwest’s trees at Expo Square starting Nov. 27.
2) Ho-ho home Janna Roberson, Jamey Morrisett and Jennifer Morgan, members of the Junior Division of the Tulsa Philharmonic Society, are pictured outside the Santa House, a seasonal fundraiser for Tulsa Youth Symphony, in the early ‘90s. For more than 25 winters, visitors could shop for holiday gifts in the festively decorated red and green house at 1502 S. Carson Ave. Naturally, Santa frequently made appearances at the house.
3) For the kids In December 1992, the Southwest Tulsa Jaycees donated new bikes and tricycles to 53 Tulsa children of single parents. Crown Auto World at 4444 S. Sheridan Road hosted a “Bikes for Tykes” Christmas party for the recipients. The adults pictured are Henry Primeaux, then-president of Crown, and Mark McAfee, the Jaycees’ vice president of community development.
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