OVER FOURTEEN hundred high candlepower Tungsten electric lights will tonight shine from on high: "Welcome to Muskogee." The $2,900 welcome arch presented to the municipality by the Muskogee Gas and Electric Company was practically completed last night.
All yesterday the crew of human flies flitted about the framework putting the letters in position. Their task was completed at 6 o'clock last night and bright and early this morning a crew of electricians will make the necessary connections and attach the globes. Visitors to the big fair and the Indian Congress will have the opportunity of seeing the largest welcome arch in the southwest.
Note: Muskogee's electric arch was located at Broadway and Main Streets. It was across from the old KATY Station. The arch was the first thing in Muskogee to greet the train passengers.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - October 8, 1910
Muskogee's Regional Heritage Center
Assistance from the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority