“The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County” at the Stillwater History Museum

Overview

This exhibit will feature several towns in the county whose boom and bust have faded into history. It will also include towns such as Yale, which have lived on, and it will touch on Cushing which continues to rely on oil today.


The story of the oil industry’s spring to life in Okla-homa is riddled with success and tragedy, booms and busts. “The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County” will take you every step of the way, from the first spewing oil geyser, to the sudden disappearance of “black gold.”

“The Life of Boom and Bust Oil Towns in Payne County” at the Stillwater History Museum