In Oklahoma history, the Burford family stands out as inventors who coupled genius and family values in building a successful company still in business today.
Maysville, Oklahoma, in Garvin County, has an unusual small-town history of invention. The fertile Washita River valley was an attractive area for pioneers as Oklahoma Territory was opened for settlers. Maysville now has a population of 1,232 according to the last federal census.
Since the first Burford family began farming the land in 1895, they have contributed to the area. Earl Burford was an enterprising young farmer when he saw a need for a better way to move standing stalks of hay into the barn.