Welcome back. The year was 1800 and what later became known as Washington County was occupied by several Indian tribes. Unbeknownst to these people the land they lived on was claimed by Napoleon Bonaparte of France. Yes, in the early years of the land we now know as Bartlesville and…

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OU Football on Campus Corner in Norman, OK

Excited to be headed back to Campus Corner for the OU-Tulane Game where I’ll be hanging out with Thomas Lott and Barry Switzer during their broadcast. Welcome back. Last Saturday was the opening football game for the University of Oklahoma and the Sooners didn’t disappoint their fans. A sold-out stadium…

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The 2017 Express Ranch “Big Event”

Welcome back. After doing some research on the internet, from what I could tell the cow sale held this past weekend outside of the town of Yukon, Oklahoma was possibly the richest in the country and maybe even the world, and I was there along with cowboys from around the…

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Notable People in Oklahoma’s History

Welcome back. When reading a book I often find something that I think you, my readers, would find interesting and in my library as you long time readers probably could have guessed are shelves filled with the life stories of men like Jack Drummond a guy from Oklahoma. Born in…

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Art and Aliens in New Mexico

A few strange tales from my recent trip….. Welcome back. The stone carvings here in the Piedra Lumbre basin in northwestern New Mexico weren’t carved by man but by nature, through thousands of years of exposure to wind, snow, rain and brutal sun. Dinosaurs lived here and thousands of them…

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Wild Brew 2017 and the Sutton Avian Research Center

Welcome back. I find it hard to believe that Wild Brew is celebrating its 19th year. For those of you who don’t know this is the big annual fundraiser benefiting the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research which is just a few miles outside of Bartlesville. Among its many achievements, the…

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Heaven on Earth

Welcome back. Somewhere between the sun and a man’s last breath lies a stretch of land in north central New Mexico that many think is enchanted and many others consider to be heaven on earth. Traveling from Cimarron up into the Sangre de Christo mountain range you first come to…

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