An illustrated history of Rogers County, Oklanoma, paired with histories of the local companies.
About the Author
Bob Burke has authored more historical non-fiction books about Oklahoma than anyone in history. He was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and now practices law and writes books in Oklahoma City. Burke graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University.
Burke has written on such diverse topics as baseball, aviation, art, and religion in Oklahoma. His biographies of Wiley Post and books on the history of baseball in Oklahoma and about the Oklahoma governor’s mansion have won the Oklahoma Book Award. His biography of Bryce Harlow was named the “outstanding Oklahoma history book of the year” by the Oklahoma Historical Society. His book about the life of Ralph Ellison was nominated as a 2005 Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma book selection. Also in 2005, his book about traveling Oklahoma timber towns was named “book of the year” by the Oklahoma Museum Association.
Eric was born and raised in Kremlin, Oklahoma, and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he now serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Education.
He is the series editor for Bob Burke’s Commonwealth Publishing, is a contributing writer of over thirty publications of Lammert Inc.’s Historic Publishing Network, and is the co-author of Fearless Flight: The Adventures of Wiley Post, Historic South Carolina, Historic Rogers County, and The Life of Bill Paul. Eric and his wife have three daughters and live near Guthrie, Oklahoma.