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Category: Year 2007

  • Vol 11  Issue 560    October 18, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Delaware Mount has been referred to as the high dividing ridge between the headwaters of the Muddy Boggy and Clear Boggy creeks, and the valleys of Sandy Creek and the Canadian River. Through the Choctaw Nation, Black Beaver‘s band of Delaware were permitted to settle in […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 559  October 11, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Ardmoreite Neal Freeman stopped by to see me the other day.  Neal has done extensive research on a family member of his by the name of John Wesley Matlock.  Matlock was killed in action in France during WWI at a place called Le Chene Tondue in […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 558  October 4, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 HUGO. OKLAHOMA. The Goodland Indian mission and orphanage (today called the Goodland Academy) was under the direction of the Southern Presbyterian Church for the education of Indian youth – is the oldest school in continuous operation in Oklahoma. Visitors are welcome to the campus, located […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 557    September 27, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Music is most always a big part of peoples lives.  Sometimes we hear a song from long ago, and it just takes us back in time….. to a time that was slower and less hectic compared to the times we live in today in this […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 556   September 20, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I received an email from Herman Kirkwood in Oklahoma City this week about an unveiling taking place Saturday 22nd at Frederick, Oklahoma.  Its about the Abernathy boys of Frederick and their unbelievable journey from Oklahoma to New York City when they were only 10 and 6 years […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 555    September 13, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 This coming weekend, September 14th, 15th and 16th is the famous tractor show at Sulphur, Oklahoma.  Jill and I can hardly wait to get up there on Saturday and see it all.  There is so much history to be seen at the tractor show, I […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 554    September 6, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A few weeks ago we talked about there being 2 Fort Arbuckles.  The later one just west of Davis, but another earlier one located near Sand Springs, Oklahoma in Tulsa county. Well, there was another surprise this week when Albert Cullum of Overbrook came by […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 553    August 30, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Robert Chavers sent in some photos this week he took of a little horny toad he found in his yard.  I remember finding them in the 60s in my neighborhood of Northeast Ardmore, but the last 30 years I have not seen nary a one in […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 552  August 23, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I received an email this week from Mike West that was chocked full of history about several old Ardmore area grocery stores about 50 years ago. When I was looking through some of the old Ardmore phone books at the Ardmore library, I noticed that back in […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 551  August 16, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 We have had lots of mentions about Fort Arbuckle which was located 7 miles west of Davis, Oklahoma in past issues of T&T through the years. But this week I ran across another Fort Arbuckle, called “old Ft Arbuckle” and it was located where the […]