The philanthropic vision of a Tulsa millionaire.
Our story is Oklahoma’s story.
In 1905, Charles E. Page struck it rich with oil wells near Tulsa, but he never forgot where he came from – a poor, struggling family held together by his widowed mother. Page purchased 160 acres west of Tulsa and created a home for orphaned children. Wanting to ensure the home’s long-term success, Page enticed people to move to Sand Springs with free land for families, relocation bonuses for businesses and a railway. Today, Sand Springs is a thriving community and Page’s Sand Springs Home still houses children and families, more than a century later.
The best Oklahoma stories you've never heard.
In every place, we discover tales waiting to be shared, weaving together the rich history, vibrant present, and promising future of BancFirst communities across Oklahoma.