The Oil and Gas News, September 23, 1920: “One of the finest hippodromes in the country has just been completed by F. A. Young and John A. Feeney, oil men, in their home town of Okmulgee. The building was constructed at an expense of $516,000 and is called the ‘Hippodrome Amusement Palace.’ It will be formally opened Sept. 30.
“The structure has a seating capacity of 2,200 and is provided with a natatorium, a gymnasium, a dancing pavilion, a roof garden, a large cafe and a soft drink parlor, and is equipped with what is said to be the largest stage in the southwest. It will make Okmulgee a find convention city.
“At the opening, oil men from the Mid Continent will be present, the guests of Messrs. Young and Feeney.”