Category Archives: Pawhuska People Tell Their Stories

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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The Life of Sally Carroll, a Tribute

By: Roseanne McKee March 22, 2017 Sally Carroll, who owned and managed Sally’s Sandwich Shop at 614 S. Kihekah Ave. for 65 years, died last week at the age of 100. Over the years, I’ve spent many hours talking to … Continue reading

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The Cowboy Life of James Willcox

By Roseanne Sutton [Shown in Photo: James with his children. L-R: Back Row: Kim Darrow and James Hagin Willcox; Front Row Jamessa Terrell and James Willcox] One Sunday afternoon recently, James Willcox, wearing a Marfa straw cowboy hat, met me … Continue reading

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Ruby Duke speaks in Pawhuska to GFWC – Heeko Club of ranch life in western Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression

Ruby Duke, seated, surrounded by her family. (L-R) Kelly Duke’s son/Ruby’s grandson Kasey Duke, Ruby’s son-in-law Jim Kerwin and daughter Gayle Kerwin, Ruby’s son Kelly Duke and daughter-in-law Kathy Duke. By Roseanne Sutton Ruby Duke, born Aug. 12, 1916 in … Continue reading

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