Cushing was in the second run for homesteads--September 22, 1891. Many of the
pioneers came from Guthrie where the land was opened there with the land run of
April 22, 1889.
Homeseekers tried to locate near a creek or spring, from which to secure
water, and if possible to find a claim not requiring the clearing of too many
trees for the planting of crops. So Cushing was ideal.
The settlement that became Cushing had been lavish pastureland
for cattle. The bare prairie, with few trees and dotted with gopher mounds was
used as the
round up ground for cattle in pre-territorial days of Indian Territory. A large arbor provided shade and shelter.
Many of the homes at the time of the run were dugouts (half above and half
below the ground). Others dug into the side of the hills for protection from
SHOOT OUT IN CUSHING OKLAHOMA- 1895 Three outlaws came to town. Moore,
Wilson and Griffin. The latter was shot in a shootout in a grove of trees east
of Harrell Cemetery and just west of the country Club. Posse was composed of Joe
Branstetter, Pearl Wilson, Marion Eaton and J. H. Brown.
HIDEOUT FOR NOTORIOUS OUTLAWS- Euchee Creek, east of Cushing, was once
the desolate hiding place for many notorious outlaws because it was on the edge
of the Creek Nation, still a wilderness at the opening of the Sac and Fox land,
and forbidden to the white man. Bootleggers, horse thieves, cattle rustlers had
hideouts there in the timber.
OPERA HOUSE- House (corner of Broadway and Cleveland). Lower
level of the building was the Farmers and Merchants (First National Bank) and upper was large room used
for gatherings. Building was built by Cushing Trading Co in 1902 and opened in
December. It was used for traveling road company shows, dances, moving picture
shows, church and Sunday School meetings and other community gatherings.
SURVEYORS MARK ON TREE STILL VISIBLE -9th & Wilson
intersection--There is a blackjack tree, marked by a surveyor before the land
run of 1891 that marked the section. You might still be able to see it as the
marking was visible on bark for many years. It divided the claim of James M.
Mansfield from his dad John W. Mansfield.
CLEAR LAKE AMUSEMENT PARK- (Cushing, OK) Once billed as the Atlantic
City of Oklahoma is 1 ½ Southwest of Cushing in a luscious green, spring-fed
valley. Advertisement from June 1925 says Fully lit, Clear Lake Amusement park,
formerly the Johnson Lake 1 ¼ W. of Cushing on Ripley gravel Rd. Wide
swim area with two diving boards, giant three dip toboggan slide, water wheel,
miniature working train around park, Ferris wheel, possibly exotic animals,
bathing beauty contest, 4th of July fireworks display, concert by Cushing's 35
piece bank, miniature golf, and one winter a skating arena.
FIRST STORE IN CUSHING- W. S. Hull Dry Goods, groceries, boots and
shoes (Winn S. Hull)
C.W. CARPENTER & CO 1895- NW Corner of Noble & Main Street the
large trading store of C.W. Carpenter & Co. (groceries, dry goods, trinkets,
hardware, lumber, boots, saddles, furniture, coffins) also did banking using the
Union Bank in Chandler and the Sac & Fox Bank. The second C.W. Carpenter
& Co building was built across the street from the original store was the
companies hardware store. They also handled lumber and building supplies.
Another building was built on the north side of the street to handle
furniture and coffins. All of the stores were in the business district by
1899. He built a home at 400 E. Broadway and later moved it to 904 E. Broadway.
DR. SCOTT FORCIBLY TAKEN BY GUNMEN TO HIDEOUT. Dr. William H.H. Scott
was forcibly taken by horseback by two gunmen to their hideout along the river
to remove a bullet from their companion, who had been shot by a gunman. Dr.
Scott was warned he'd be shot if he ever revealed the hiding place to the
marshals. had an office in Mr. Carpenter's store in the early years. His
two-story home with dormer windows was across the road, east of the present
Fairlawn Cemetery. Dr. Scott later had two homes on the south side of Cherry
between Noble and Steele Ave.
TRAIN- Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railroad (MKT or
"Katy") added extra trains to handle all the passenger traffic to
Cushing. At the time Cushing was right up with St. Louis and Kansas City
in traffic done by MKT.
BOARDWALK- In 1904 there was a boardwalk, specifically at the NE
corner of Noble and Broadway.
BRICK STREETS- Streets were paved with brick prior to 1914
MOVIE MADE IN CUSHING, OK- Warner Brothers "flicker" movie
was filmed around 1912 or 1913 and featured Cecile, daughter of Dr. And Mrs. E.
HOTEL- Union Hotel at the NW corner of Steele and Main was the leading
hotel in the late 1800s and early years of 1900. (No, there was no inside
Davis Funeral Home (S.E. corner of Cleveland and Broadway) built in 1904 by
CUSHING SPEEDWAY 1920s-1940s One half mile dirt track at the corner of
Howerton and East Broadway or maybe more north on 18 around the old Frontier
Bowl bowling alley. Tom Mix and his horse performed there. Later a
baseball diamond was added with races and games for the 4th of July picnics.
Fatal accident in 1922 claimed the life of J.C. Montgomery when his wooden wheel
broke loose, causing an accident. Dale Sears was killed that same year.
Promotional advertising for the 1927 Labor Day Races boasted Cushing Speedway as
fastest 1/2 mil track in the world. Dick Calhoun (popular 1920's driver) set a
new record of 55. 3 sec for a mile on a dirt track
about Cushing, OK
1981 "The Long Summer of George Adams", a made-for-television movie
set in Cushing, OK, in 1952, starring James Garner and Joann Hackett. The movie centers around the water
tower in the town of Cushing, Oklahoma about 1950 and the fact that it no longer
had water in it. The city council of Cushing voted to have water piped in from a
nearby town. James Garner plays a railroad man who loses his job, due to the end
of steam. One funny part of the movie is where a guy climbs up the water tower
and looks out, and says, "I can see all the way to McAlester,
for picture Glidden Grocery and Market, formerly a bank was never a
hotel. The Cushing Hotel sign was put on the building when the movie "The
Long Summer of George Adams" was filmed there in 1981.
Book About Cushing Oklahoma
Young Cushing In Oklahoma Territory by Laura Lou (Boatright)Wells
Laura Lou is the daughter of R.G. Guy Boatright and Atha McLaury Boatright.
to find it (Cushing Library may also have a copy.)
FAMOUS CUSHING PEOPLE-
Bobby Barnett born in Cushing, OK, February 15, 1936,
moved to El Paso after graduating from Cushing
High School in 1953. His singing career took off in 1960 thanks to a cover
of Eddie Miller's "This Old Heart" that made the national Top 30. He
signed first with Republic and then with Reprise in 1962 and issued two
singles, "Crazy Little Lover" and "Same Old Love." Barnett
signed with Sims in 1963 that he scored his first Top Ten hit, "She Looks
Good to the Crowd." He charted several more times over the next 15 years,
and his biggest subsequent single, 1968's "Love Me, Love," narrowly
missed the Top Ten. Barnett's
final hit was the minor 1981 comeback single "Born in Country Music."
Robert E.Pearce, "Bob" b. Feb.
29, 1908, Wyconda, MO
Pearce won a gold medal in the bantamweight class at the 1932 Olympics. He was a
professional wrestler from 1933 to 1937 and then coached wrestling at the high
school and college levels.
National Wrestling Hall of Fame
MORE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FROM CUSHING
Paul "Motormouth" Blair born Tuesday Feb 1, 1944 in
Cushing OK began his Major League baseball career on Sept 9, 1964 with the Baltimore
Orioles. The 21 year-old played for 17 seasons on 3 different teams and ended
his big league playing career in 1980 (Played for the Orioles, Yankees and Reds
Sports Illustrated on Paul Blair http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/all_time_stats/players/b/75/
Robert Charles "BOB" Shirley Born June 25, 1954 in
Cushing, OK Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (8th pick) of the
1976 amateur draft (Secondary Phase).
Bats Right, Throws Left Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb. School University of
Debut April 10, 1977 Final Game June 21, 1987
Still trying to confirm this one:
1998 draft Scott Moore P Baltimore Orioles Cowley Count. (Cushing,OK) The
CUSHING'S MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
Ballpark watch League Histories Southwestern League
(also known as the Oklahoma State League in 1904).
Class D: 1904, 1921, 1924-1926
Class C: 1922-1923
Cushing Oilers, 1921
Cushing Refiners, 1923, 24,25
In 1922 veteran outfielder Ned Pettigrew piloted Cushing in the Oklahoma State
League. It was there that he discovered a young left-hander named Carl
Hubbell, who was born in Carthage, Mo. When Pettigrew took over the
reins of the Oklahoma City (Western League) club in 1925, he brought Hubbell
with him. Later that year Detroit purchased Hubbell. He went back to the minors
in 1926, returning to the majors to start his Hall-of-Fame career with the NY
Giants in 1928. "King Carl" Hubbell started his baseball
career in Cushing OK and spent 16 years with the Giants. http://www.mrbaseball.com/CarlHubbell.php
Carl Hubbell played with the Cushing Refiners of the class-D Oklahoma
State League during the latter part of 1923 and the first part of 1924
Elon "Chief" Hogsett (Decatur, 1927 and Evansville,
1928): A fixture in Detroit's bullpen during the 1934 and 1935
pennant seasons. In his early twenties, Hogsett pitched for the Cushing
(Oklahoma) Refiners of the Class D Southwestern League. http://www.three-eye.com/playersH.htm
Dale Deering Jan. 19, 1918 - May 30, 2002 of Cushing,
played several years for the Cushing Oilers, a local minor league team, where
his pitching expertise led them to a championship.
Kelly Burden "Brian Kelly".
Light-Heavyweight boxer, born in Cushing, OK.
Won 44 (KOs 26) | Lost 12 | Drawn 0 | Total 56
Last fight 1974-03-14
Manager Pat O'Grady
Fought at such places as:
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, GT, South Africa,
Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, England
HONORING CUSHING'S YOUNG MEN KILLED IN VIETNAM
Casualties in South Vietnam- 1967 1968
BRUNS ROBERT HARRIS LCPL (MARINES) SEP 4, 1947 DEC 04,
CULLUM DENNIS OWEN CPL (ARMY) NOV 01,1947 MAY 17 1968
FAIRES ROBERT DON SP4 (ARMY) JAN 26, 1968 MAY 15, 1948
MASON DENNIS RAY PFC (MARINES) Born NOV 06, 1943 MAY 01,
MC WHORTER JERRY MONROE SGT (ARMY) JUN 01, 1939 MAR 22, 1966
RHAMY RAYMOND DALE PFC (ARMY) JUL 12, 1947 JUN 25, 1967
WEST DANNY GENE PFC (ARMY) JAN 14, 1948 OCT 28, 1968
(We would like to honor those killed in other wars. Please let us know the
names so they may be honored.)
FOLKS WE ARE VERY PROUD OF-
LEON CORNELIUS BRANNON
Police Officer LEON CORNELIUS BRANNON age 51, died Dec. 13, 2002 of a heart attack at his Ovilla home. The Dallas Morning News Friday, December
20, 2002 Page 37A had a wonderful story about him. Written by Joe Simnacher,
staff writer, it told how Officer Leon Cornelius Brannon often went beyond the
call of duty in his 15 years with the Dallas Police Dept.
The story told how Leon Brannon had:
- been decorated for public service in Dallas.
He was nominated to be Officer of the Year and received the Shining Star
Ethics Award for his civic contributions. He also received the Law
Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service
- reached out to kids who didn't have a promising future to encourage
them to go to college to get an education, even paying their college
expenses out of his own pocket.
- sometimes pitched in on the utility bills for residents on his beat.
- started basketball and after-school programs as well as activities
for senior citizens
About Leon's life:
- Born in Cushing, Okla., he was a 1969 graduate of Cushing High School, where he
excelled in basketball and baseball.
- served four years in the Navy
- received a bachelor's degree from
Prairie View A&M University, where he was a star on the basketball and
- a minor pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies farm system before
moving to Dallas and working for the Boy Scouts of American and the
- joined the Dallas Police Department in August 1987.At the time of his death, he was assigned to Dallas Love Field.
He was a member of Progressive Baptist Church East and had recently joined
Missionary Baptist Church.
Leon is survived by his wife, Jeanna Brannon of Dallas; son
Chauncey Brannon of Fort Thomas, Ky.; daughter Anaucia Brannon of Dallas;
brothers Raymond Brannon of Phoenix, Jimmy Brannon and Kermit Brannon of
Tulsa, Okla., and Terry Brannon of Cushing, Okla.; sister Pamela Brannon
Smith of Tulsa; and one grandchild.
Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in
Cushing, Okla. He is buried in Silver Star Lodge Cemetery in Cushing.
The 1960's in Cushing,
Memories for one who grew up in that era.
BUSINESSES IN CUSHING IN 1942
BUSINESSES IN CUSHING IN 1986 YEARBOOK ADVERTISERS
BUSINESSES IN CUSHING OVER THE YEARS .
||Interesting things around Cushing ~
Haunted places Cushing
Hollow, a spooky spot is located about a mile north of the Cimarron River near Cushing in Payne County
in the late 1800's was an ideal spot for hanging outlaws. An elm tree and a sycamore were where lawbreakers were often strung up. The elm tree
is said to still stand today... and is haunted.
Legend is that the day after an innocent man was hanged there in 1887 all of the bark mysteriously fell off of the tree. The tree is said to glow an eerie, white color when there is a full moon.(The
natural effects of having no bark in the light of the moon.... or the ghost of
the wrongly punished man? )
seen hanging on the tree.
FRANKEL BROTHERS ON BOOK COVER!
The bookcover of "Jewish Life in the American West" is a picture of
two Jewish Hungarian immigrants brothers Adolph and Sam Frankel. They posed
for the picture in Cushing, Okla
, sometime between 1915-1920.
Sam Frankel, is dressed in typical business attire of the times, while his
brother Adolph is in full cowboy gear, complete with bandana, lariat and fuzzy
Adolph and Sam Frankel were born in Hungary, immigrated through Galveston,
Texas, and eventually owned clothing businesses in Cushing, Oklahoma
and Borger, Texas.
This book was edited by Ava F. Kahn (Heyday Books, $22.50, 144 pages with
black and white photos throughout) and published by Heyday in conjunction with
an exhibition organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
***Cushing, Oklahoma ~ It is against the law to drink beer in
your underwear. Violators can be ticketed.***
***Oklahoma ~ According to state law, it is illegal to take a bite out of
someone else's hamburger.***
***Oklahoma ~ It is against the law to get a fish drunk.***
Styles in America during the early 20th century when Cushing was a new place
Frilly blouses, high at the neck over straight skirts
huge platter hats of the fashionable woman would be
decorated with at least a swath of tulle, if not mounds or sprays of feathers,
piles of flowers & the occasional dead bird.
: lace up boots
: Tuxedo collar style or a plain band collar
white pants, white shirt (open at the neck) & a
white sweater with a v-neck that had a band or two of color there (for an
afternoon lawn party).
derbies, bowlers, homburgs (rolled brim fedoras), straw
& top hats
Children, even teenagers were often dressed alike, especially
like-gender siblings. Varying degrees in their outfit were commonly made in
order to reflect age differences.
An Eton collar, above the knee knickers, and long stockings instead of ribbed
knee socks; were appropriate for a young boy.
Inventions and events since (before) beginning of Cushing,
: Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Gordon Lillie "Pawnee Bill" began touring the
world; later joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
: Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
: First automobile race
: Outlaw Al Jennings and his gang robbed the Crozier and
Nutter store, in Cushing, of $15.
: zeppelin; redesigned modern escalator.
:double-edged safety razor
: 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY
: fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
: first Cushing High School graduates; Olympics
Athens; first radio broadcast from Brant Rock, Massachusetts, to ships
offshore in the Atlantic Ocean; President Roosevelt visited Panama Canal
construction site; pork sausage on a bun becomes the snack of choice at
baseball games. Chicago cartoonist, Thomas "Tad" Dorgan depicts them
as a dachshund inside a frankfurter bun, and dubs them "hot dogs".
: November 16, 1907, the Oklahoma Territory and Indian
Territory joined, and Oklahoma became the 46th state; electric washing
machine;Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2 degrees F - Tamarack CA
: coffee filter; water coolers; paper cups; assembly
: neon lamps; Father's Day celebrated for 1st time
: stenotype machines
: Oreo cookies; Tom Slick and C. B. Shaffer, discovered
oil in Cushing. The Cushing field became one of the greatest oil discoveries
of the early 1900's - ranking as the nation's largest oil province for the
next eight years.
: Brillo pads; crossword puzzles; bras; zips
:Kraft cheese; The familiar hobbleskirt Coca Cola
bottle, still in use today, was patented and came in a variety of colors:
clear, aqua, ice blue, and green; By 1915, the nationally known Cushing Oil
field produced more than 300,000 barrels per day amounting to 17% of total
quantity of oil marketing in the U.S. or 30% of the output of high grade oil..
:"Good Luck" store on the corner of Steele
& Main; sonar; Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
: Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill;1st nonstop
Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
: hair dryers; kiss-proof lipstick; submachine guns
: robots; insulin
: Aga cooker
: hearing aids; Harry Houdini frees self from a
straitjacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above the ground in
NYC; Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis
Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
: frozen food
: Cushing Daily Citizen newspaper began; Geiger counter;
television; 1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca was 8
: Walters Furniture store began. At the time funerals
and undertaking were also part of the business and a funeral chapel was
located inside as well; liquid fuel rocket; pop-up toaster; aerosol sprays
: Koolaid; ‘Talkies’ at the movies; 1st Ryders Cup
(Golf), US beats England 9-2
: iron lung; penicillin;1st US-to-Australia flight lands
(Sir Charles Kingford); Amelia Earhart is 1st woman (passenger) to cross
Atlantic by air
: artificial life; 1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st
technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
: jet engine; mechanical toothbrushes; Scotch tape
: electric razor; Griffeth Dairy, southeast of Cushing, OK
: "Cook Book" by The Women's Council of the
First Christian Church, Cushing, OK; radio telescope; parking meter; folding
wheelchair; Cushing graduate Robert E. "Bob" Pearce won a gold medal
in the bantamweight class at the 1932 Olympics
: Miracle Whip salad dressing; electron microscope;
: Inmate Theodore Cole of Stroud, OK abducted Cushing,
Oklahoma farmer, James Rutherford, at gunpoint and forced the man to drive him
to Illinois, violating federal kidnapping statutes. Cole was sent first to
Leavenworth and transferred to Alcatraz in October 1935. He attempted an
escape from Alcatraz; not a trace has ever been found of him.
: electric guitar
: Jello pudding introduced; sun tan lotion; electric
: ballpoint pen; photocopying;1938 Chlorophyll patented 1939
: helicopters; cloud seeding to trigger rain
: Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice traveled to
Hugo, Oklahoma to defend W.D. Lyons, a black man accused of killing a couple
and their young child, then burning down their house
Representing the Defendant with him was Stanley Belden, Cushing Oklahoma.
: first nuclear reactor built; Napalm
: kidney dialysis machine
: microwave ovens; automation; Bikini; Tupperware;
: 1947-KWHP in Cushing, Oklahoma, was established;
transistors; holograms; artificial intelligence; disposable nappy; mobile
: frisbees; velcro; general purpose computers; contact
: credit cards; self-cleaning house; junction
transistor; outbreak of the Korean War
: contraceptive pill; Tetrapak cartons of milk; 1st
color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
: wide-screen cinema
: transistor radio; 1st passenger to fly commercially
around the world < 100 hours
: solar cell; synthesiser
: hovercraft; atomic clock; polio vaccine; structurally
modified antibiotics;1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower);
first automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
: video tape recorder
: satellite; endoscope
: video games; microchip; modems
: car seat belts
: cardiac pacemaker; laser
: Man in Space; Valium
: lava lamp
: computer mouse; miniskirt
: optical disc; bay buggy; HTML
: kevlar; fibre optics; pocket television
: portable calculator
: biometrics; Workmate; artificial heart
: the Internet; cash dispenser
: LED and LCD’s1971 : floppy disc
: Prozac; disposable lighter
: Cuisinart introduced the food processor; genetic
engineering; barcodes; post-it-note; car airbags
: personal computer; laser printer
: In vitro fertilization; MRI scanner; inkjet printer
: first personal stereo
: abortion pill; Hepatitis B vaccine
: "The Long Summer of George Adams" a"
made-for-television" movie, set in Cushing, OK, 1952
James Garner and Joann Hackett, centers around the water tower in the town of
Cushing; scanning tunnelling microscope
: high temperature superconductor
: disposable contact lenses
: World Wide Web
Movie Theatres in Cushing-
American Theatre closed
- Columbia Theatre closed
Dunkin Theatre listed on classic movie theaters in Oklahoma
207 E Broadway St
- Little Harlem Theatre 1125 N Central closed
- Paramount Theatre closed
Cushing Herald, Cushing Democrat and Cushing Independent were the
Central School was the first High School.
Cushing High School was started in Indian Territory.
A little history lesson on Cushing..... Cushing was in the Sac and Fox Indian
Reservation opened to homesteaders on September 21, 1891. Entering the
Sac and Fox lands on the opening date on September 22, 1891, William R.
Little, born in Illinois, located a homestead of 160 acres on the present site
of Cushing, built a home. The $400 house, consisted of a room 14 by 28 feet
and a kitchen 14 by 16 feet. Little described his homestead, in Indian
Territory, as rolling prairie. Under the provisions of the Act of May 2, 1890,
by which Oklahoma Territory was established. Little filed an application with
the Guthrie Land Office, to commute to cash 80 acres of his land as a town
site. Little paid $694.80 for 69.48 acres, allowing 10.33 for parks, schools
and other public purposes as specified on the plat. He was then in position to
begin the sale of the lots on this tract which was the original town site of
Cushing. Cushing was named for Marshall Cushing, a private secretary to John
Wanamaker, Postmaster General in Harrison's Cabinet.
Businesses Advertising in the Cushing Daily Citizen October 28, 1934
For the Pioneer Celebration and Homecoming Nov 1 and 2, 1934.
Alston Battery and Tire Co Ph 708 114 W. Moses
C R Anthony (owned 15 stores by 1934) formerly known as the Dixie Store which was established in 1923
CC Schmelzel Hardward 107 E. Broadway Phone 7
CC Walters Furniture Store orig Steele & Main but by 1934 corner Broadway and Harrison
City Tire and Battery 108 W.Moses Selling Sinclair Oil
Davis Funeral Home est. 1902
Dixie Store later CR Anthony
Dwight's Drug (Formerly Pickel Drug) Broadway and Harrison
Hinds Shoe Store "Expert X-ray Shoe fitters"
Holland Bakery Est by Hughes Brothers 105 W. Broadway
Jack Hughes Hardward
Jay Smith Dairy Ph 1607-F-13 Ayrshire cattle
Lacy Chev used 203 W. Broadway phone 408
Lacy Chev New car and Service Dept 117 W. Moses ph 16
R. L. Cranke 1020 E Main Selling Sinclair Oil
Smith and Boerner 501 E. Main Selling Sinclair Oil
Thompson Parker Lumber Co. 202 W. Moses Ph 474 (advertised RCA Victor Radio)
White Bros Main and Steele Selling Sinclair Oil
Griffeth Dairy in the 1930's
CUSHING FAMILIES BEFORE STATEHOOD TO PRESENT
Famous (and some infamous!) Oklahomans-
Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys, sports commentator Henryetta
Gene Autry Actor, Singer Tulsa
Joe Baker Artist Tulsa
Kathy Barker, Golf,
Ma Barker Gangster
Bobby Barnett Singer, Cushing
Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) outlaw
Joe Beeler Artist
Johnny Bench baseball player, Oklahoma City
Jack Bender Cartoonist (Alley Oop)
William Bernhardt, writer
John Berryman poet, MacAlester
Elvin Bishop, singer songwriter
Ralph Blane, songwriter
Acee Blueeagle Artist
Daniel J. Boorstin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author,Tulsa.
Garth Brooks, singer, Tulsa
Gary Busey, Actor, Tulsa
Jeremy Castle singer, Blanchard
Iron Eyes Cody Cherokee actor
Gordon Cooper astronaut, Shawnee
Bill Dalton, outlaw
Ernestine Buntyn Dillard singer Bixby
Bill Doolin, outlaw
Larry Drake, actor Tulsa.
Blake Edwards, director
Ronnie Claire Edwards, actress Corabeth on The Waltons OKC
Ralph Ellison writer, Oklahoma City
Pretty Boy Floyd, outlaw
James Garner actor, Norman (was Baumgarner)
Owen K. Garriott astronaut, Enid
Vince Gill, singer, Norman
Chester Gould cartoonist, Pawnee
Woodrow Wilson Woody Guthrie singer, composer, Okemah
Ike,Taylor, Zac Hanson music, Tulsa
Roy Harris composer, Lincoln Cty
Sam Harris Actor, Sand Springs, born in Cushing
Paul Harvey commentator/broadcast journalist Tulsa
Van Heflin actor, Walters
Tony Hillerman author, Sacred Heart
S. E. Hinton Author Tulsa (Bixby)
Ron Howard actor, director, Duncan
Karl Guthe Jansky engineer, Norman
Jane Anne Jayroe Miss America 1967, Laverne
Ben Johnson actor, Pawhuska
Jennifer Jones actress, Tulsa
Jeane Kirkpatrick Ambassador/diplomat, Duncan
Henry R. Kravis Investment banker
Louis L'Amour, writer of westerns, Choctaw
Steve Largent, Pro-Football, now politician Tulsa,
Nancy Lopez, Golfer
Shannon Lucid astronaut, Bethany
Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief, Tahlequah
Mickey Charles Mantle baseball player, Spavinaw
Reba McEntire singer, McAlester
Shannon Miller Olympic gymnast, Edmond
Leona Mitchell opera singer Enid
Bill Moyers journalist, Hugo
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Politician/N.Y. senator, Tulsa
Carrie Nation, Guthrie lead the fight for prohibition.
Patti Page singer, Clarence
Bonnie Parker (Bonnie and Clyde) outlaw
Robert Pearce Gold Medalist1932 Olympics, Cushing
Frank Phillips, oilman
Waite Phillips, oilman
Brad Pitt actor Shawnee
Mary Kay Place, actress
Susan Powell Miss America 1981, Elk City
Tony Randall actor, Tulsa
Bryant Reeves, Gans
Oral Roberts evangelist, Ada
Dale Robertson actor, Oklahoma City
Will Rogers humorist, Oologah
Dan Rowan comedian, Beggs
Leon Russell, singer
Gaylord Sartain, Tulsa
Mark Selby songwriter, Gage
Ted Shackelford, actor Tulsa
Norma Smallwood Miss America 1926
Shawntel Smith Miss America 1996, Muldrow
Belle Star, outlaw
Robert Stemmons whistler, Tulsa
Willard Stone, artist
Maria Tallchief ballerina, Fairfax
Ross Thomas, suspense thrillers
Jim Thompson, mystery writer
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe athlete, Prague
Wayman Tisdale basketball player/athlete.
Jeanne Tripplehorn actress, Tulsa
Bob Tway, Edmond, PGA Championship 1986
Howard Twilley, Miami Dolphins Tulsa
Amber Valletta, supermodel/TV personality, Tulsa
Lloyd Waner Harrah, OK National Baseball Hall of Fame
Paul Waner Harrah, OK. National Baseball Hall of Fame
JC Watts Sooner quarterback, U.S. congressman
Dennis Weaver OU Track Star, actor
Sheb Wooley, actor on Rawhide), Erick
Alfre Woodard, actress
Judy Woodruff, journalist
Private Estate "Trophy Elk Hunts" in
Trophy Elk Outfitters
Cushing Businesses Cushing
High School 1906-current
Handbook for Cushing residents Realty inCushing
of Cushing, Oklahoma ~ before statehood to current
site for saving money for Oklahomans!
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