Journal-Capital donates history books to OCHS

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent
Journal-Capital donates history books to OCHS

As previously announced, the Pawhuska Journal-Capital is launching its second printing of the popular 1996 history book, “Oil in the Osage.”

Last week, Journal-Capital Office Manager Mary Ann Wise presented the Osage County Historical Society with six first edition copies of “Oil in the Osage” and five first edition copies of the 1997 “Tribute to Ben Johnson, Jr.”

“We are excited to receive these wonderful gifts,” said Museum Director Barbara Pease said. “One copy of each book will be placed in our new reference library. The Museum’s Book Store is constantly receiving requests for rare, out-of-print books. These will be a welcome addition.”

“Oil in the Osage” is a collection of photographs and treasured family and business photographs loaned by many generations of Osage County citizens. It is a collage of places, faces and events and depicts the rich history that blends memorable moments and landmarks with the small comings and goings that make up the fabric of Osage County. The Journal-Capital is currently republishing weekly installments of this popular book.

“Tribute to Ben Johnson, Jr.” contains a wealth of treasured photos and memories provided by Ben’s family and friends. In the foreword, the editors note Ben ‘Son’ Johnson, Jr.’s comment on this book would have been “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer fella!”

Second edition copies of both titles are currently on order and should arrive soon for public purchase. In the meantime, only a very limited number of these books are available at the OCHS for purchase and proceeds will benefit the museum.