From The KOTV Vault: 'Shorts Day' Flops On Tulsa's Brookside

On August 18, 1979, Brookside merchants held an event called "Shorts Day."

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:02 pm

By: Richard Clark


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The merchants who did business on Brookside back in the 1970s had a problem with huge crowds of young people who would congregate during summer evenings.  They decided to try to combat the problem by organizing a daytime event called "Shorts Day."

Reporter Rex Daugherty filed a story about it on August 18, 1979.

His report featured a disappointed merchant, a few people in shorts and one young man who apparently thought it was "Stilts Day" instead. 

 

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