DescriptionDewey, named for Adm. George Dewey, was founded by pioneer Jacob H. Bartles, who also founded Bartlesville. Bartles brought new meaning to the term “traveling salesman” when he decided to move his store from Bartlesville to Dewey because of the railroad stop. After building a road between the two towns, Bartles loaded his store onto large log rollers and hitched it up to a team of oxen. During the 5 months it took to move and resettle the structure, the store remained open for business.
By previous arrangement, tours are available of Prairie Song, a re-created 1800s prairie village 5.5 miles east on Durham Road. The village of 27 buildings includes a bank, chapel, general store, homestead cabin, log schoolhouse, railroad station and saloon; phone (918) 534-2662.
Things to SeeDewey Hotel Museum