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CUSHING, OKLAHOMA
SINCE BEFORE STATEHOOD


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 winter winds.

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. M. Harris.

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 plumbing.)

Davis Funeral Home (S.E. corner of Cleveland and Broadway) built in 1904 by Mr. Rowe

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 


Movie 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, Oklahoma." Credit

click 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.

Where to find it  (Cushing Library may also have a copy.)


FAMOUS CUSHING PEOPLE-


Country singer- 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 (See his autographed card)
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 Oklahoma
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 Baseball Cube


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, 1967
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, 1968
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 baseball teams
  •  a minor pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies farm system before moving to Dallas and working for the Boy Scouts of American and the Bethlehem Foundation. 
  •  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, Oklahoma

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
Ghost 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? )

www.prairieghosts.com/oklahoma.html

White glow 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 chaps.

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

Hats: 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.

Shoes:  lace up boots

Men: Tuxedo collar style or a plain band collar 


WHITE 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).

Hats: 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, Oklahoma


1834: Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1888 Gordon Lillie "Pawnee Bill" began touring the world; later joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
1893: Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1895: First automobile race
1897: Outlaw Al Jennings and his gang robbed the Crozier and Nutter store, in Cushing, of $15.
1900: zeppelin; redesigned modern escalator.
1901 :double-edged safety razor
1903: 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
1905: fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
1906: 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".
1907 : 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

1908 : coffee filter; water coolers; paper cups; assembly line production
1910 : neon lamps; Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1911 : stenotype machines
1912: 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.
1913 : Brillo pads; crossword puzzles; bras; zips
1915 :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..
1916 :"Good Luck" store on the corner of Steele & Main; sonar; Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1919 : Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill;1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
1920 : hair dryers; kiss-proof lipstick; submachine guns
1921 : robots; insulin
1922 : Aga cooker
1923 : 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
1924 : frozen food
1925 : Cushing Daily Citizen newspaper began; Geiger counter; television; 1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca was 8 months old)
1926 : 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
1927 : Koolaid; ‘Talkies’ at the movies; 1st Ryders Cup (Golf), US beats England 9-2
1928 : iron lung; penicillin;1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford); Amelia Earhart is 1st woman (passenger) to cross Atlantic by air
1929 : artificial life; 1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1930 : jet engine; mechanical toothbrushes; Scotch tape
1931 : electric razor; Griffeth Dairy, southeast of Cushing, OK
1932 : "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
1933 : Miracle Whip salad dressing; electron microscope; angle-poise lamp
1934 : 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.
1935 : electric guitar
1936 : Jello pudding introduced; sun tan lotion; electric blanket
1938 : ballpoint pen; photocopying;1938 Chlorophyll patented 1939 : helicopters; cloud seeding to trigger rain
1941 : 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.
1942 : first nuclear reactor built; Napalm
1943 : aqualung
1944 : kidney dialysis machine
1946 : microwave ovens; automation; Bikini; Tupperware; Tupperware Parties
1947 : 1947-KWHP in Cushing, Oklahoma, was established; transistors; holograms; artificial intelligence; disposable nappy; mobile phones
1948 : frisbees; velcro; general purpose computers; contact lenses
1950 : credit cards; self-cleaning house; junction transistor; outbreak of the Korean War
1951 : contraceptive pill; Tetrapak cartons of milk; 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1952 : wide-screen cinema
1953 : transistor radio; 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1954 : solar cell; synthesiser
1955 : hovercraft; atomic clock; polio vaccine; structurally modified antibiotics;1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower); first automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 : video tape recorder
1957 : satellite; endoscope
1958 : video games; microchip; modems
1959 : car seat belts
1960 : cardiac pacemaker; laser
1961 : Man in Space; Valium
1963 : lava lamp
1964 : computer mouse; miniskirt
1965 : optical disc; bay buggy; HTML
1966 : kevlar; fibre optics; pocket television
1967 : portable calculator
1968 : biometrics; Workmate; artificial heart
1969 : the Internet; cash dispenser
1970 : LED and LCD’s1971 : floppy disc
1972 : Prozac; disposable lighter
1973 : Cuisinart introduced the food processor; genetic engineering; barcodes; post-it-note; car airbags
1975 : personal computer; laser printer
1977 : In vitro fertilization; MRI scanner; inkjet printer
1979 : first personal stereo
1980 : abortion pill; Hepatitis B vaccine
1981 : "The Long Summer of George Adams" a" made-for-television" movie, set in Cushing, OK, 1952....starring James Garner and Joann Hackett, centers around the water tower in the town of Cushing; scanning tunnelling microscope
1986 : high temperature superconductor
1987 : disposable contact lenses
1989 : 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 (918) 225-4100
  • Little Harlem Theatre 1125 N Central closed
  • Paramount Theatre closed
 

Cushing Herald, Cushing Democrat and Cushing Independent were the newspapers. 

 


HIGH SCHOOLS

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 
Paramount Theatre
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 




WELCOME TO THE SITE . ..




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
Cliff Taulbert
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 Cushing, OK

Trophy Elk Outfitters



Other sources     Current Cushing Businesses     Cushing High School 1906-current
About Cushing     Resource Handbook for Cushing residents   Realty inCushing
Residents of Cushing, Oklahoma ~ before statehood to current
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