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 …

HENRYETTA MOVIE THEATERS – CHAPTER I

Earl Goldsmith The 2008 demolition of Henryetta’s Blaine Theater brought back memories of the 30s and 40s.   The Morgan closed many years earlier and was already a memory.  For those who wonder, the Blaine and Morgan were both named for Read More …

Dancing Ordinance Repealed

By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT Free-Lance Editor   It’s time to “cut loose!” Henryetta City Ordinances 9-404 through 9-414 were officially repealed Tuesday night. Included in the nearly 40 year old ordinance was the stipulation that dancing is illegal within 500 feet Read More …

Alice Ghostley

Henryetta Historical Society Photo Archives

ALICE GHOSTLEY (Esmeralda) Alice Ghostley was born in Eve, Missouri, and spent part of her childhood in Arkansas and Oklahoma. It was in a small Oklahoma town that her high school teacher inspired her to pursue a dramatic career. Following Read More …