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Unexpected Discovery

For nearly a decade I resided comfortably nestled in the heart of mid-town Tulsa.  It was late 2006 when I realized I had outgrown the place I called home and longed for a spacious lot to build a new chapter.

On a whim I ventured to Post Oak Lodge (where I had spent much time previously) to relish the raw landscape of the Osage Hills.  A realtor’s sign caught my attention amidst the tantalizing green countryside.  After the phone call I was met with discouragement as the property for sale was nearly 400 acres.  This far exceeded what I was in the market for.  My curiosity peaked when he later told me of a piece of land that had been recently listed.  Together we went to the location and made our way through what seemed like a forest of boulders and trees.  Finally we reached a bluff off of the dirt trodden path.  As we stepped onto the rocky peak we were met by an astonishing panorama of Downtown Tulsa, tucked away and kept sacred from the rest of the world until now.  I immediately submitted a contract which was accepted.  Here is where the page to the new chapter turns.

Amazing History

I visited with a few of the neighbors and after reviewing the abstract learned some of the unique history of this property.  Originally, it was part of the allotment given to the Osage Indians by the US Government in 1899.  Come the early 1900s two trails were developed and used by Model T cars in order to travel East to Tulsa and North on to Skiatook.  It has been said that one of owners in the 1950s was a jewelry dealer who traveled the world.  The story suggests he faced some financial trouble and buried his beloved treasures somewhere on the land.  Though nothing was unearthed throughout my excavation process, one may say the truth is only known by the hills themselves.

Origin of the Name

Many have inquired about the origin of “Farthing Hills”.  The answer is simple and unique in itself and to that I owe the idea to my parents who own a home in Wales that dates back to the 1400s.  The original home was used as the servant quarters for a castle and has been known as Farthing Hill ever since it was constructed.  In addition, a farthing was a form of British currency originating from the Kingdom of Great Britain worth one quarter of a penny.  It has since been used as a slang term for “a small one”.

Vision and Views

For many years, the land that is now Farthing Hills had been neglected and overlooked.  Deer and turkey hunters used the property along with the occasional partygoers.  Our first few months were consumed with cleaning up, clearing trails for four-wheelers, erecting fences and removing deer stands.  In the midst of this tedious process I found myself standing on the top of the hill surrounded by dense foliage.  I remembered the glimpse of Downtown Tulsa that left me awe-inspired upon my first venture into this property.  I knew something extraordinary lay beyond the trees that impeded my line of sight.  From this hill where I stood that same panoramic view was possible in my vision.  The process of clearing trees began and little by little Farthing Hills became a place truly rare and preeminent with 360 degree views, from the rugged landscape and rolling hills to the clustered buildings and outstretched city of Tulsa.

The time came finally that I decided to make Farthing Hills my Tulsa home.  At the time my son was in college and it was just me and my dog, Jenson.  I kept my focus on the infrastructure and landscaping and made the decision to build a small home on the top of the hill where my vision was born.  To this day, I reminisce the moment I stepped out onto the bluff.  That moment that preceded the journey that made Farthing Hills what it is today.

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