The dawn of Oklahoma City’s third decade sees citizens organizing to govern themselves and combat civic nuisances.
• The first city charter is adopted in 1911, creating four wards and terms of a commissioner-based government.
• Police Chief Bill Tilghman enforces the first automobile speed limits in 1912 by asking citizens to log plates of speeders and report to police.
• In 1913, a citizen group called the Central Hundred takes action to curb drinking and gambling in Oklahoma City.
Source: City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is marking its 125th anniversary with 125 facts about the city’s history.