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Old 05-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Since I haven't done it before I thought I would go to Cushing and take some pictures of it. The downtown looks a little sad and runned down, but interesting, such as the awesome murals. Don't miss them. They are very well done and beats what's in Stillwater and maybe a lot of other towns as well.

While in Cushing, I sadly noted the trees were still showing signs of damage from the ice storm late last year that missed Stillwater by a matter of miles. So let's get this photo journey started:

This sits on the corner outside Cushing city hall

This plaque also sits outside Cushing city hall. Sorry about the text cutoff.

Cushing Post Office

This building was built in 1917.

A look at more downtown buildings follows

First Christian Church

One movie theater is still open in Cushing.

This used be a hotel, now home for senior citizens.

This is the Cushing Community Theater. I've seen a great Karsoke show in here before.

This might be Cushing's oldest downtown building.

I noticed in Cushing that every downtown corner has the USA flag flying. Notice two of them below.

The shop on the right side houses Show 'n Tell Times, a free ad paper for the area. On the east side of this building
is a mural of buffalo, coming up soon, but not next.

A nice preview of more downtown murals to come.

An interesting view of downtown Cushing

Cushing City Hall

The old railroad station. The town is letting it go abandoned. What a pity!

A broadside look at the old train station. At least the windows are boarded up for some protection for the building.

Ahrberg Milling, one of the strongest signs of industry in down Cushing.

A new Wal-Mart super center just opened in Cushing. It's not as huge as the new one on W. 6th in Stillwater.

The next three pictures show what Cushing is world famous for--the oil tank farms.

And finally the murals in downtown Cushing.

This mural knocked me out when I first came upon it. It portrays downtown Cushing in a earlier era. Note the brick
street. It's covered over now.

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Old 05-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Thanks for posting that. It was very interesting. Those murals were wonderful.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:25 PM
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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Smile Thanks for the Cushing pictures!!

Good pics! Thanks for posting them. I'm always interested in Oklahoma towns!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:48 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
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Wonderful! You did a great job... but I didn't see any pics with your dashboard showing!

Thanks for sharing!

That is too bad about the brick street... Waurika has managed to keep the one they have running through downtown.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:48 AM
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Thanks for posting those pictures. Cushing looks like a nice town to me, a little run down in places but mostly looking good.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:19 AM
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Wonderful! You did a great job... but I didn't see any pics with your dashboard showing!
Thanks for sharing!
You mean Stilltown is actually stopping the vehicle and getting out to snap pics? OMG, that's absolutely civilized!!

I like to try and see what book Peg is reading from her pics.

I've been to Cushing one time... to the private prison there. Its a much smaller town than I thought. But it has its share of wildness.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I like cushing....great (and I MEAN GREAT) Italian food there.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:09 PM
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Nice picture there StillwaterTownie,

Now there is one thing that I have noticed about all the wonderful pictures you've all posted. NO GARBAGE all over the stinkin place. Unlike this sorry arss state we live in, its everywere you look. Well it must be something in your drinking water that makes you Okies good people.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:28 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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Wow, great pictures.

Last month on a visit there we bought a house in Cushing and sometime in the fall will be moving there (after the lease ends, whenver that is...its a mess). I'll have to send this link to show what the town looks like.

Wonder if I can change my screen name?
And the steak house has very very good food!


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Old 08-06-2008, 03:50 PM
Location: Catoosa, Oklahoma
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I grew up in Cushing (i don't live there anymore) and just today i've started wondering about Cushing's origins. I started wondering what my childhood house looked like when it was first built and how nice the new town must've been. there isn't a whole lot of good things in Cushing but these pictures help me imagine what it once was. By the way, they didn't cover the brick road they tore it up and then laid the asphalt/concrete.
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