Rekindle The Hope

The Walking Veteran, Thomas Hudson

January 28, 2017 was the big day for The Walking Veteran in Henryetta.  The city came out in style to welcome me back to a town that gave so much support for the Walk Across America.  A parade and a Read More …

HENRYETTA’S 1939 CHRISTMAS PARADE

Presented by The Henryetta Historical Society

Earl Goldsmith In the 1930s, Henryetta had an annual Christmas parade with the high school band, floats, scouts and other organizations, men on horseback, decorated cars with local personalities and merchants, and at the end, SANTA CLAUSE.   I’ve always remembered the Read More …

Doughboy History

Henryetta Doughboy

Purchasing the Statue The local posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion, along with local veterans and enlisted personnel, joined together in 1923 to raise funds to purchase a “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue 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 …

Your Name in History Forever

Here is your opportunity to complete the HHS Commemorative Walkway and support the Henryetta Historical Society.
The walkway surrounds the arch salvaged from the old Henryetta High School building at Second and Cummings. It now rests in the northeast corner of the Pauline Hudson Territorial Park, 410 West Moore.

Buck Burgess

By Earl Goldsmith When I was growing up, Buck Burgess, the widely known Indian Snake Dancer, lived in Henryetta.  His real name was Edward Nolan Burgess, but everyone knew him as Buck.   He was born in 1913, and his paternal grandfather 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Dancing Ordinance Repealed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 Henryetta City Ordinances 9-404 through 9-414 were officially repealed Tuesday night.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 …