Henryetta Historical Society Photo Archives
Cowboy Champion Jim Shoulders Born on May 13, 1928, in Tulsa, Okla., Jim Shoulders was a city boy with no livestock background. Shoulders was 14 years old when he saw and promptly entered his first rodeo. His astonishing natural talent was apparent even then – he won $18 in the bareback riding. Shoulders developed his skills by paying his entry fees and getting on bareback horses and bulls and occasionally on saddle broncs, too. Before he graduated from high school he had joined the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. He won $7,000 his first full year as a pro. In 1949, at age 21, he won the first of his 16 world titles, and was almost unbeatable for the next 10 years. A major factor in amassing such a record of championships was his exceptional ability to withstand pain and compete when injured. Following retirement from competition, Shoulders became a ProRodeo stock contractor.
Actress, Comedienne. A character performer of television, stage and films, she won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway production of "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window". She is best known to television audiences as Esmeralda in the 1960s series "Bewitched" and as Bernice Clifton in "Designing Women". During the course of her career, beginning in the 1950s, Ghostley would accumulate other television credits including, "Playwrights '56", "Car 54, Where Are You?", "Naked City", "Get Smart", Hogan's Heroes", "The Odd Couple", "Love American Style", "One Day at a Time", "Evening Shade", Touched By an Angel" and "Diagnosis Murder". Her film credits inlucde, "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), "My Six Lovers" (1963), "The Flim Flam Man" (1967), "Viva Max" (1968) and "Grease" (1978). Her other stage credits include "New Faces of 1952" and "A Thurber Carnival".
Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP. Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2008 in New York City.
Children's author, Rachael Sweeden visited the for a book signing of her book: "Pickleberry Bloat". An excert.. "At the bottom of a hill, after Susie gave a push, Billy fell into a peculiar little bush. Watch what happens when Billy and his dog, Saber, eat the strange berries they discover hidden in a bush. But along with this sweet and sour treat comes an unwelcome feeling in their stomachs. Can Mom and Dad's concoction save them? You'll find out in Pickleberry Bloata fun rhyming story that will teach children about proper eating habits."