Chaunchey A Owen was a freighter on the Western Plains in wild Indian Country. He had the first wagon and feed yard in Tulsa, 1882, just north of the Frisco Tracks between Main and Boulder. His wife, Jane Wolfe Owens, owned the first hotel in Tulsa, one block east of his yard.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions, and individuals.