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Road Trip Oklahoma visits Cushing

Cushing, Oklahoma is currently known as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World," but at its inception in 1841, it was a small agricultural town whose main business was cotton. Founded by a government trader to the Sac and Fox Nation, Cushing was named for the private secretary to the U.S. Postmaster General at the time, Marshall Cushing. More>>

Fun Facts About Cushing

  • Cushing is home to the World's Largest BBQ Smoker which is used each year at the BBQ N Blues Festival. It weighs over 12 tons.
  • The 13 Oil Storage and Distribution Companies in Cushing store over 40,000,000 barrels of oil on a daily basis.
  • In the early days of Cushing, the existing Post Office was stolen in the middle of the night and was moved to its current location because a group of citizens felt the business community was located in the wrong part of town.
  • 1912, Tom Slick "hit" the first oil well in the area, the Wheeler #1, twelve miles northeast of Cushing and the Cushing Oil Field became a boom area. The United States supplied about 90% of the energy needs to the Allied Forces in World War I and a 20% of that energy came from the Cushing Field.
  • Outlaw Al Jennings and his gang robbed the Crozier and Nutter store, in Cushing, of $15 in 1897.

Schedule of Events »

Friday, April 20, 2012


Homestead Restaurant

Serving up homestyle breakfast and lunch dishes since 1953, Homestead takes particular pride in their "Scatterbrowns" and strawberry waffles.

  • Come out for a coffee, some waffles, and a chance to win some awesome prizes.
  • 8:00am-8:45am Meet & Greet with Lauren Nelson


Steer Inn

Steer Inn has been offering "a dollar's value for a dollar's price" in great from-scratch cooking for over 40 years.

  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm Meet & Greet with Kelly Ogle


Rodolfo's Mexican Restaurant

Rodolfo's serves up sizzling plates to hungry customers 6 days a week.

  • Hang out and grab some chips, salsa and tortillas while News 9 is there. We're bringing our prize wheel.

Community Visits

Cushing High School

Lauren Nelson will join the FCA at Cushing High School on Friday morning.

Leadership Luncheon

Christina Eckart and Kelly Ogle will participate in a special noon discussion with Cushing community leaders at Roma's Italian Restaurant.

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Eagle Cam

Get a bird's eye view from the Sutton Avian Research Center Live Bald Eagle nest camera.


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