Footprints in the Dew
The Unsolved Murder of E.C. Mullendore III
Discussion & Book Signing
Saturday, December 12th, 1:00 PM
About the Book:
For the past nine years Oklahoma writer and columnist Dale R. Lewis, aka “the Original Buffalo Dale” has been working on a book about the life of Damon “Chub” Anderson and his role in the unsolved murder of prominent Oklahoma rancher E.C. Mullendore III. On September 26, 1970 Mullendore was killed in his home on the vast Cross Bell Ranch in Osage County. Although Anderson was in the house with him at the time, he was never charged with the murder. In the following years both the murder and Anderson’s own life took on a mythic quality.
Lewis’ book Footprints in the Dew tells the story of what really happened on the night of the murder as well as the events of Anderson’s life afterwards. Anderson collaborated on the project until his death in 2010 and the book is based on extensive interviews with him.
From the Author:
Dale R. Lewis
“My experience includes work as a private investigator and providing security for special events and private clients. Indian tribes I have worked with have called me a scout, tracker, translator and interpreter in recognition of my special interest in their history and traditions.
As a native of northeast Oklahoma, I am intimately familiar with both the landscape and the culture in which this story is set. Since 2005 I have been writing a weekly column, Down the Road with the Original Buffalo Dale which focuses on the history of Oklahoma and my adventures traveling around the country. These columns are published by Gatehouse Media and are also featured on my website www.originalbuffalodale.com.
In addition, I have worked as a corporate writer and I appear as a commentator on a weekly radio show. I am a seventeen year member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Dewey High School.
The research and writing for Footprints in the Dew has taken me from the plains of Oklahoma to the high mountain country of Montana in pursuit of Chub Anderson’s life story. I have interviewed dozens of people and been in contact with dozens more in my effort to uncover the truth about his life as a fugitive and his role in the unsolved murder of E.C. Mullendore III.”
New Exhibit “Designing Tulsa”
Wednesday, November 18th, 5 – 7 PM
In partnership with the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, this exhibit showcases examples of Tulsa’s architectural excellence and influence. Artifacts representing a selection of architects will help share stories of Tulsa’s past through the walls and decoration that adorn the city. A number of architects will be featured including: Arthur Atkinson, Robert Buchner, John Duncan Forsyth, Bruce Goff, Donald Honn, Blaine Imel, Joseph Koberling, Donald McCormick, Murray Jones Murray (Lee Murray, Robert L. Jones, David Murray), and Leon Senter.
For more information about the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) click here.
Our Steinway Piano Turns 100
Let’s have a birthday party!
Thursday, December 10th, 5-7 PM
Local pianists of all ages, including Dorothy McFadden, also celebrating her 100th year, will be playing the Jane Heard Clinton Steinway piano in 15 minute increments. Join us as we celebrate this important piece of the museum’s collection.
5:00 PM Jane Brumley
5:15 PM Sue Venable
5:30 PM Chris Powell
5:45 PM Dr. Tom Harrison
6:00 PM Dorothy McFadde
6:15 PM Lane Dolly, June Patton, & Friend
6:30 PM Mary Shivley
6:45 PM Elizabeth Craig
History of the Piano
Mrs. Jane Heard Clinton owned this 1915 Steinway Grand piano, and it played a large part in the early days of the Hyechka Society of Tulsa.
Dr. Fred S. Clinton brought his wife Jane to Tulsa in 1897. It was a rough frontier cattle town in Indian Territory. He built his reputation as a doctor, but his wildcatter spirit led him to bankroll Tulsa’s first oil strike, in Red Fork in 1901. Glen Pool followed in 1905 and the oil boom was on. Roughnecks and roustabouts joined the cowboys and Indians in the cultural stew that would transform Tulsa
Jane Heard Clinton
from a dusty railroad cattle stop to the Oil Capital of the World. Jane Heard Clinton busied herself with creating and then improving the social life of her growing community. She was known as “a pioneer in building the soul of the city.” She and other socially prominent women began several organizations. The Hyechka Society was dearest to her. She loved music was an accomplished musician in her own right. She became president of the club from its beginning in 1904 and was elected president for life in 1921. She remained active in Hyechka until her death in 1945.
The Jane Heard Clinton Piano was donated to the Tulsa Historical Society by Mrs. Bonnie Zwart.
Saturday, December 12th
32nd and Utica
The Perryman Cemetery, located at 32nd and Utica, is hosting a Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m. Ceremonies will also take place at a number of cemeteries across the country during this time. The Tulsa Historical Society, owner of the cemetery property, is working with local chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) to present the ceremony. The Perryman Cemetery is Tulsa’s oldest private cemetery and the historic resting place of Creek Native American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Notably, one grave belongs to a Creek Chief, Legus Perryman, who served in the war. Please join us during the ceremony as we honor these veterans during a special time of remembrance.
Started at the Arlington National Cemetery in 1992 by Maine wreath store owner, Morrill Worcester, Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that coordinates annual wreath laying ceremonies at the graves of veterans across the U.S. Funded solely by donations, the ceremonies serve as a way to remember the nation’s heroes during the holiday season.