Category: Pawhuska People Tell Their Stories

American Indian Style Show – Part III

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise This is part three of a column a style show presented by Osage elder Margaret Bird to Tulsa tourists at the Community Center in Pawhuska on Oct. 26. Samantha Good Eagle wore a jingle…

American Indian Style Show – Part I

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “There’s no museum in the world that has all the Indian clothes. I have 50. The collection is stored in Tulsa and is insured,” said Osage elder Margaret Bird as she prepared her models…

Eva Glass

By: Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise The late Eva Payne Glass, wife of oil business magnate Julian Wood Glass, was an art aficionado with a gift of hospitality who lived in Nowata. She was a founding member of the Tulsa…

Childhood Memories

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise One evening when I was in Tulsa with my friends Mark and Linda Simms, they took me to Coney Island — a family-owned restaurant established in 1926. They said the restaurant had special significance…

Gold prospecting for profit and fun

By Roseanne McKee Reprinted with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise When Mike Grim retired, he had no idea what adventures lay ahead for him. One small decision changed the course of his retirement — he joined the GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America). “They…

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 — a prominent Bartlesville bootlegger…

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 Sally Carroll about her…

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 at his daughter Kim…

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 Shattuck, Oklahoma , was…