The Oklahoma oil booms (1905-1929) attracted immigrants from around the world. After World War I, Lithuanian Jewish immigrants Sam, Maurice and Herman Sanditen moved to Okmulgee with business aspirations and in pursuit of the American Dream.
In 1918, the brothers opened Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company (OTASCO) to sell automobile supplies and later sold products including radios, appliances and toys. By 1959 the family operated 86 stores and supplied 167 franchised stores.
Though Oklahoma has a diverse history, the Sanditens and thousands of others have proven Oklahoma remains rich with opportunity for success through labor, which conquers all things.
– Dr. Bob Blackburn, Oklahoma History Center