Hilarious History

Hilarious History

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  • 1-58107-149-3: 1-58107-016-0
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Full Title: Hilarious History: The Funniest True Stories and Legends of Stillwater and Payne County
Author: D. Earl Newfom
Description: A collection of many true stories of the early days of Stillwater and Payne County that in retrospect are hilarious, although they often involved better controversies at the time: adultery, fist-fighting attorneys, bootlegging preachers, and preachers’ bitter debates (and fist fights). Taken from contemporary newspaper accounts.
Contents:
  • Chicken Thief Broke Up City's Rock Pile Law
  • Buckshot Turned Wildcat Into a Tame Pussycat
  • A Little Nip (Half-Gallon) Fired Up His Sermons
  • Could This Calf Become A Department head?
  • His Hold-Up Netted Only a Pain in the
  • Mildred Learned her Coat Had No Silver Lining
  • He found a Cool Way to Get Rid of a Wife
  • Coroner Liked to Examine Female Bodies—Live Ones
  • A County Whipping Post? Well, Just for Adulterers
  • He Took One Last Look (Into the Cannon Barrel)
  • Surprise Baptizing Cleanses Teacher
  • Cushing Baptists Wanted to Keep Their Cloaks
  • Maybe Tom Turkey Was a Cross-Dresser
  • Being His Own Grandfather More Than He Could Bear
  • Preachers' Fist Fight Ends Mormon Debate
  • Was a Perkins Preacher Moses Reincarnated?
  • A Daring "Human Fly" Made a Crash Landing
  • This Snake Sadly Learned The Perils of Forbidden Fruit
  • A Black Cat Became a Real Estate Broker
  • Pioneer Bachelors Desperate But Picky in Choosing Wives
  • She Needn't Be a Beauty, But—Not Too Homely Either
  • Better to Be an Old Maid Than Married to a Skinflint
  • Coffins for Paupers—The Long and Short of It
  • Blind for Forty Years, She Regained Her Sight
  • Were Presbyterians Scared of Unscheduled Baptism?
  • Why Did a Big Fish Jump Into Willie Hinkel's Boat?
  • Four-Shoes-Off, Four-Shoes-On, Just the Clue for Gumshoe John
  • It All Depended on How You Define Sexual Relations
  • Did They Kiss and Make Up, And Live Happily Ever After?
 
About the Author:

D. Earl Newsom is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Northwestern University. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor and taught journalism at Texas A&M College and the University of Maryland. He is the author of seven previous books, including The Story of Exciting Payne County, The Cherokee Strip: Its History and Grand Opening, Stillwater – One Hundred Years of Memories, and two volumes on Drumright and the great oil field. His articles have appeared in the Stillwater Newspress and the Chronicles of Oklahoma.

 
Details: 1999 [ISBN: 1-58107-016-0; 60 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch, soft cover]