Henryetta

Henryetta Historical Society Photo Archives

The southern Okmulgee County community of Henryetta is situated two miles north of the Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 62/75 junction, fifty-one miles south of Tulsa and fourteen miles south of Okmulgee, the county seat. Hugh Henry, Henryetta’s founder and Read More …

History of Henryetta

Henryetta Historical Society - Henryetta Territorial Museum

  Beginnings Henryetta began when Hugh Henry arrived in the area in 1885 and discovered coal in the creeks. The land where he pitched his tent belonged to the Creek Nation, 1 of the 5 Civilized Tribes. Since he was part Read More …

William “Peter Potter” Mann Moore

Birth:  Apr. 14, 1905 Henryetta, Oklahoma, USA Death:  Apr. 17, 1983 Palm Springs Riverside County California, USA Actor. William “Peter Potter” Mann Moore. His film credits include “The Live Ghost” (1934), “Bright Eyes” (1934), “The Phantom Empire” (1935), “Naughty Marietta” Read More …

HENRYETTA MOVIE THEATERS – CHAPTER II

Earl Goldsmith Earlier,  I wrote brief details naming early Henryetta theaters  wrote in 1999, and added descriptions of the Blaine and Morgan of the 30s and 40s.  This will be about  experiences as an usher at those two theaters after Read More …

The Cubs and Barney Jameson

The Cubs and Barney Jameson Earl Goldsmith Henryetta’s first Cub Scout pack was formed in the summer of 1940 by Barney Jameson, a projectionist at the Blaine and Morgan theaters.  Its first three members were James Goodman, Carl Steckelberg, and Read More …

THE GREAT HENRYETTA TRAIN WRECK

By Earl Goldsmith Some of this information came from an “Only in Oklahoma” Oklahoma Centennial article in a 2007  Tulsa World.  The rest came from various issues of the Henryetta Daily Free-Lance, research by the Henryetta Public Library staff, and an Read More …