In any case, Jack Henry and I had a great time practicing some amateur archaeology. We found pieces of old bricks with an imprint ending in "VILLE" (we're pretty sure that's for Coffeyville rather than Bartlesville). It was fun to be transported back in time, pretending that I was walking him to school more than a hundred years ago, trying to imagine what our conversation would have been.
If any of you Washington County historians out there know anything about the school (it's on the old Tyler spread, five miles east of Bartlesville), please enlighten us in the comments section below.
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