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By Caroline Sellers/KFOR,
CATOOSA, Okla. ( KFOR ) – On June 5, 1971, President Richard Nixon dedicated the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) and Tulsa Port of Catoosa .
According to the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) , the 2,000-acre port officially opened in February of 1971 and was selected to be a foreign trade zone.
OHS says the Tulsa Port of Catoosa directs a variety of agricultural products, fertilizer, as well as industrial items like sand, rock, steel, petroleum products, natural gas industry supplies and equipment, and petrochemical plant equipment.
For more information, visit okhistory.org .
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