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This bibliography applies to the material contained in the websites on the History of Bartlesville and Washington County, Oklahoma and the Bartlesville School Facilities. Many of the maps mentioned below are from the Oklahoma Heritage Association, 201 NW 14th, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, (405) 235-4458. Several sources lacking full documentation were extracted from the Bartlesville Public Library's vertical files on Bartlesville city history and schools. Those are listed at the end of the formal bibliography.

100 Years, 1895-1995, People Places and Events, Centennial Edition. (1995, March 5). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, pp. A1-A56.

1997 Bartlesville Centennial Section. (1997, January 12). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, pp. 1-76.

Alexander, D. (2001, August). Hillcrest country club celebrates 75: Forerunner of modern club dates back to 1911. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Hillcrest Country Club special insert, pp. 1-4.

Barham-Russell, B. (2020, January). Personal communication regarding Blue Mound.

Barnes, R. T. (2002, July 29). The legend of the 'hermit of the Osage'. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A1, A3.

Barnes, R. T. (2014, March 30). Yes, Virginia. There really is a Silver Lake. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.

Bartlesville Area History Museum. (2011). Over a Century of Schools in Washington County: Gone But Not Forgotten. Bartlesville, OK: Author.

Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Prairie Song Pioneer Village. Webpage https://www.visitbartlesville.com/prairie-song-pioneer-village_id58.php?action=view&place_id=69&cat_id=4 accessed on February 5, 2020.

Bartlesville site to honor state's oil industry heritage. (2007, September 14). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1.

Bennett, J. R. and Cordell, P. D. (1972). A Pictorial History of Bartlesville. Bartlesville, OK: Washington County Historical Society.

Bingham, L. (2010, March 22). Personal communication regarding Martha Burkart/Mahan.

Bush signs landmark bill for Osage Nation. (2004, December 5). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1.

Cabler, P. (2000, January 16). Mid-high adds classrooms. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1-2.

Cabler, P. (2000, October 17). B.L.E.S.S. fund is blessing for Bartlesville-area students. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A2.

Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma. Robert L. Owen Collection. Webpage http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/owen.htm accessed on August 17, 2002.

Clemons, S. (2001, July 8). Personal communication.

Cordry, D. (1989). Outlaw and Lawman Map of Oklahoma 1865-1935 [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Country school. (1997, June 20 & 21). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 6.

Cranor, R. (1985). Caney Valley Ghost Towns and Settlements. Bartlesville, OK: Blackman Printing.

Cranor publishes two new local history books. (1997, June 19). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 11.

Douglass High School hold reunion starting Wednesday. (2012, July 18). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. C3.

Droege, E. (2007, August 12). National pastime in Bartlesville's backyard. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A5.

Droege, E. (2007, September 16). It all started here: Discovery 1 Park to showcase Bartlesville's lasting oil legacy. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A1, A5.

Droege, E. (2008, April 13). Local historian discovers error: Nellie No. 1 'blew in' 3 weeks earlier than reported discovery date. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. C1.

Eakins, K. (2005, September/October). The town that Frank built. Home & Away, 20(5), 26-27.

Early Citizens Worked Hard For Library. (1968, October 23). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.

Early schools served smelter town. (1996, October 10). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 2.

Ellis, W. D. (1983). On The Oil Lands with Cities Service. Willard, OH: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company.

Franks, K. A. (1990). Boom Towns, Ghost Towns, and Mining Camps of Oklahoma [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Franks, K. A. and Alldredge, S. (1990). Famous Oklahomans [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Franks, K. A. and Alldredge, S. (1990). Oklahoma Sports History [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Franks, K. A. and Lambert, P. F. (1990). Oklahoma Mineral Wealth [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Franks, K. A. and Standley, F. S. (1990). Oklahoma Indians [Map]. Norman, OK: Map Ink.

Gardner, M. (1995). Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery. New York: Prometheus Books.

Gideon, J. (1997). Serendipity, Science, and Discoveries. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Going, going, gone... (2004, December 12). Bartlesville Examiner- Enterprise, p. A1.

Goins, C.R. & Goble, D. (2006). Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, 4th Ed. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Hudson, T. (2004, December 6). Historic cement plant east of Dewey to be demolished. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A1.

Incentive deal goes to Reda. (2001, May 3). Tulsa World.

Johnson, C. (2010, January 6). Letter to the editor. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A4.

Judge supports 1996 decision in favor of Delaware tribe. (2002, July 29). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1.

Kane, G. (2010, June 17). Letter to the editor. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise,p. A4.

Karch, O. (2000, April 3). Personal communication.

Kestenbaum, L. The political graveyard: index to politicians: Owen. Webpage http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/owen.html accessed on August 17, 2002.

Lambert, P.F., Franks, K.A., and Teague, M.W. (1999). Washington County: A Centennial History. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Heritage Association.

Lance, R. and Garland, G. (2012, May 1). ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 have deep roots in Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.

Lester, M. (2009, October 5). Personal communication.

Lewis, D. (2019, January 9). Prairie Song started as a working ranch. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. Webpage https://www.examiner-enterprise.com/lifestyle/20190109/prairie-song-started-as-working-ranch accessed on February 5, 2020.

Lugar, D. (2000, March 17). Personal communication.

Lugar, D. (2002, March 16). Personal communication.

Mahan, J. (2008, August 16). Personal communication regarding Blue Mound.

Mid-High outdoor class space nearing completion. (2008, November 16). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. C5.

Miller, J. (2008, September 7). Former school makes way for progress. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A1, A6.

New Education Service Center. (1974, March 14). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1.

Nigh Institute of State Government at the University of Central Oklahoma. (1995, April). Oklahoma's Oil & Gas Centennial. Edmond Evening Sun, pp. 1-28.

Ochelata Night Writers. (2000, November 5). Ochelata news: Much-needed rain offered welcome relief. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A7, A9.

Oklahoma Historical Society. (2018). The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Website http://www.okhistory.org/publications/encyclopediaonline.php accessed on September 23, 2018.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation. (1992). General Highway Map, Washington County, Oklahoma [Map]. Oklahoma City: ODOT.

Oklahoma Indian Heritage. (2005, September 11). Bartlesville Examiner- Enterprise, Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival Insert, p. 7.

Osborn, E. (2000, January 23). The Hughes ranch. Bartlesville Examiner- Enterprise, 2000 and Beyond Series: Ranching, p. 6.

Phillips Petroleum Company. (1983). Phillips - The First 66 Years. Bartlesville, OK: Author.

Phillips Petroleum Company. (2002, May 3). U.S. Locations of Major Functions Announced for ConocoPhillips. Press Release. Retrieved December 5, 2004 from the Internet: http://www.phillips66.com/newsroom/NewsReleases/rel391.html

Ramey, M. (2002, October 18). Personal communication.

Ray, R. (2002, May 4). Oil firm gives state key role. Tulsa World, p. A-1, A-8.

Richmeier, J. (2013, March 23). Delaware tribe could relocate to Leavenworth. Leavenworth Times.

Ruckman, S. E. (2004, November 17). Appeals court nullifies Delawares' sovereignty. Tulsa World, p. A18.

Ruckman, S. E. (2005, March 25). Delawares lost federal recognition. Tulsa World, p. A11.

Rush, C. (2002, August 4). '03 World Series will be good for 'baseball town'. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A6.

Ruth, K. (1977). Oklahoma Travel Handbook. Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press.

Smith Woods, K. (1999). The Postcard History Series: Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing (Tempus Publishing, Inc.)

Summers, L. (2002, June 1). Stadium fetes 70 years. Tulsa World, p. A 24.

Sutton Center on television again. (1997, January 12). Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 26.

Sutton, G. H. (1974). Oklahoma Place Names (2nd edition). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Teague, M. W. (1967). History of Washington County and Surrounding Area. Bartlesville, OK: Bartlesville Historical Commission.

Thompson, B. (2008, October 20). Letter to the editor. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A4.

Thompson, N. (2017, April 3). More than a century of history: Silver Lake Farm & Garden to publicly open. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.

Tupa, M. (2001, June 3). Bill Doenges: Making it happen for 60 summers. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A7.

Tupa, M. (2001, June 3). Legion program's past shines brightly as '03 series nears. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A7.

Tupa, M. (2002, June 2). The magic continues. Bartlesville Examiner- Enterprise, p. B7.

Tupa, M. (2004, May 7). School approves new era in Bartlesville High track. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. B2.

Tupa, M. (2004, December 28). 1954: The year the Wildcat football team got off the dirt. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. B3.

United States Geological Survey. (1985). Bartlesville, Oklahoma 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangle [Map]. Reston, VA: USGS.

Wallis, M. (1988). Oil Man: The Story of Frank Phillips and the Birth of Phillips Petroleum. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

Warehime, L. (2000). History of Ranching the Osage. Tulsa, Oklahoma: W.W. Publishing.

Washington, N. (1998, February 13). Reminiscences about our past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 1, InterUrban section.

Washington County Historical Society. (2018, July 22). History of Washington County, Jacob H. Bartles & the Dewey Hotel. Retrieved July 22, 2018 from the Internet: http://www.wchs-ok.org/history

Weston, E. E. (1996). 1897-1997 Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Pictorial History Book). Marceline, MO: D-Books Publishing.

Weston, E. E. (1996, November 3). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 18.

Weston, E. E. (1996, November 17). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 9.

Weston, E. E. (1996, December 22). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 32.

Weston, E. E. (1997, January 5). Revisiting the past: Ramona, home of the world's largest tank farm. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 13.

Weston, E. E. (1997, January 12). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 3.

Weston, E. E. (1997, April 20). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. 3.

Weston, E. E. (1997, November 9). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A8.

Weston, E. E. (1998, January 18). Revisiting the past. Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, p. A11.

Williams, J. (1982). Bartlesville: Remembrances of Times Past, Reflections of Today. Bartlesville, OK: TRW Reda Pump Division.

Wilson, D. R. (Ed). (1992). Oklahoma Historical Tour Guide. Carpentersville, IL: Crossroads Communications.

Vertical file sources lacking complete documentation:

  • An Examiner-Enterprise back-to-school article of 1930s vintage with a full page of book lists, schools photos, etc.
  • An Examiner-Enterprise section from the January 1, 1990 issue which summarized events of the 1980s.
  • A City of Bartlesville pamphlet from the 1960s promoting tourism and industry.
  • A school district computer printout dated 12/20/74 giving information on each site, including year built, building cost, and site cost.
  • A typed sheet extracted from the Back To School Issue of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise of August 4, 1963.
  • A handwritten card listing various school sites and their addresses.
  • Various school articles extracted from the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise over the years.