The Story of Exciting Payne County

Key Information

The Story of Exciting Payne County, By D. Earl Newsom

1997 (ISBN: 0-913507-91-1; 272 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, hard cover) $29.95


PCHwebcovA virtual encyclopedia of Payne County, its towns and villages, and its people since the 1889 land run. Included are detailed histories of the major towns (Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins, Yale, Glencoe, and Ripley), histories of the once thriving oil towns, brief histories of more than 20 villages that have virtually disappeared, maps, photos, lists of county officials, and dates of major events in every community

The Author

A native of Drumright, OK, D. Earl Newsome is author of four other historical books, including Kicking Bird and the Birth of Oklahoma, Stillwater-One hundred Years of Memories, and two volumes on the great Drumright oil field. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor and then taught journalism at Texas A&M College and the University of Maryland. He received numerous citations for academic and professional achievement. Earl passed away in 2013.


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