Category Archives: Cowboy/Ranch

Al J. Kester’s Childhood & Rodeo Days

By: Roseanne McKee Al J. Kester, a resident of Bartlesville since the age of six, was born the son of a bootlegger, but he didn’t let that stop him from having a regular childhood. “I grew up with Butch Donald … Continue reading

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The Bootlegger’s Son

Al J. Kester at his childhood home on Cheyenne Ave. in Bartlesville. By: Roseanne McKee Al J. Kester, a life-time resident of Bartlesville, sat down in his childhood home, to share his memories of growing up with his father — … Continue reading

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Part II: Jack Short’s life in the 1940’s & 50’s — cowboys, rodeos, Ben Johnson & More

In a series of interviews recently, Bartlesville resident, Jack Short, who was born in 1939, tells of his life growing up in and around Washington County, Okla. His long-time friend, Al Jay Kester also attended the interview. “I was born … Continue reading

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The Lost St. Louis Settlement

The Forgotten St. Louis Settlement of Washington County By: Roseanne McKee Part I: In a series of interviews over the past few months, Bartlesville resident, Jack Short, talked about the forgotten St. Louis Settlement established in the late 1800’s in … Continue reading

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Pawhuska People interviews Oklahoma’s CattleWoman of the Year

By: Roseanne McKee Past President of the Washington County CattleWomen, Moni Adcock Heinrich, is Oklahoma’s 2015-16 CattleWoman of the Year. She sat down recently, to share how a desire to expand her circle of friends, led her on a path … Continue reading

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New Art Gallery Opens in Pawhuska

By: Roseanne McKee Bruce Carter, owner of the Tallgrass Art Gallery at 521 Kihekah Ave. spoke to the Kiwanis Club recently about his new gallery, the path he travelled to become an artist and what led him to choose Pawhuska. … Continue reading

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2015 Osage County Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Tour Highlights

By: Roseanne McKee The Osage County Cattlemen’s Association (OCCA) held its 81st annual convention June 18-20. The convention kicked off June 18, with an evening art show hosted by the Arts and Preservation in the Osage in the Drummond Building … Continue reading

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