Shawnee Athletic Field began in 1937 with a 2.89 acre plot purchased for $1,500. The next year about 18 acres were added for $2,950 and in 1939 one more lot was added for $300. Over time the district also used the area for storage, bus parking, and maintenance operations.
A warehouse was built in 1956 for $66,244 with a garage added in 1962 and additional food and custodial storage added in 1969 for $39,000. 1972 brought more food storage for $1,985 and an additional parking shed for $3,812. A toilet and laundry addition in 1979 cost $15,000. The school bus garage was built in 1963 for $111,041.
Richard Kane Elementary School was built on Shawnee Field in 1985. The warehouse and transportation facilities here received $199,418 of damage in Bartlesville's disastrous 1986 flood. The warehouse was later moved to Limestone. Buildings and grounds operations were relocated here from the Limestone facility in early 2007.
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Shawnee Shops & Warehouse in 1997
Bus Lot in 1997