Nelson F. Carr settles in the area and builds a trading post and sawmill on the Caney River.
About The Bartlesville Area History Museum
Through photographs, artifacts and video, Bartlesville’s heritage unfolds with stories of Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, oilmen, schoolteachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and many others who helped to shape a tiny frontier settlement into a modern city.
That history unfolds for visitors to the museum with interactive displays, exceptional photography and intriguing artifacts. One of the museum’s most popular attractions is a talking animated likeness of Frank Griggs, pioneer photographer who spent seven decades documenting Bartlesville life.