About Bartlesvillia

Bartlesvillia is my blog about Bartlesville, Oklahoma history. I have been researching this area for the past 12 years through hundreds of interviews with Bartlesville people. I have read each and every page of the Bartlesville newspapers, starting with the first 1895 Magnet paper, and going through each day of every decade, up through 1979. I am a photographer, and have been taking pictures of the Bartlesville area since 1972 with well over 100,000 photographs. I also have been collecting photos and paper memorabilia of the area for several years at estate sales, flea markets, and the internet. My first book, due out this year, is about the theaters of Bartlesville. It will be the most comprehensive book on the subject to date. I have amassed so much history, that I decided to create a blog for all of my extra projects. For the past 7 years I have been on facebook (Kathy Spears Hughes) for the purpose of publishing a photo essay of the Bartlesville area every day. When I first started, my essays would be several pictures a day, until I only had time to post one photo a day. My favorite areas to photograph are the west side and the downtown area, simply because that is where Bartlesville started, and has the most history. I seem to focus on the Caney River, the railroad, and the Mound most of the time!  Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about my sidekick, Gunner the Caney River Hound Dawg! He is a bull dog/dalmation mix, and we go on history expeditions every week. His greatest asset is his ability to sleuth, and he takes it very seriously. Our serious, and sometimes comical history adventures can be found on our facebook pages, and yes, he also has his own facebook page (Gunner Hound). Thanks for stopping by!  Kat & Gunner

2 thoughts on “About Bartlesvillia”

  1. I love the new “face” of your history book, Kathy. Thanks for continuing to let us read these from afar. Philip Culbertson (Seattle)

I would love to hear from you!!!! Gunner the Caney River Hound Dawg