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Category: Year 2007

  • Vol 11  Issue 550    August 9, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Jill and I were in the quiet little town of Seminole, Oklahoma last week and stopped in at a placed called Trading Places where the owners David and Dawnette Chandler sell all kinds of whatnots, furniture and antiques, in their two story building on Main Street.  This […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 549   August 2, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I have dabbled in a few coins starting in my teens when I liked to collect silver dollars.  Today I was walking home and a T&T Reader stopped me to say he had just bought an 1850s something Mexican Reale coin with Chinese “chop marks” […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 548   July 26, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I always love a mystery, and we’ve had a couple come in the past few days.  One was even mentioned in the Mailbag nearly 3 years ago, but I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it at that time. I know there must be […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 547     July 19, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Jill and I were out and about early Saturday morning and coming into the south edge of Davis, Oklahoma on old Highway 77 and I noticed the 77 Grill on the west side of the highway.  It was about 7:00am and the parking lot was packed […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 546   July 12, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Jill and I were out and about last Saturday and we were just a couple miles west of Saskawa, Oklahoma (that’s NE of Ada) and on the north side of Highway 56 was the Spring Baptist Indian Church. They had a real nice bell mounted […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 545    July 5 , 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I received an interesting email this week from a Terry Witt.  Terry was suppose to be on that ill-fated American Airlines plane that crashed NE of Ardmore in 1966, but because of a mix-up in orders, he and some others in the photo below did […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 544   June 28, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 “Rain, rain Go Away, come again another day”.  That is sure true in Oklahoma and Texas the past week. Weather reporters say Ardmore has had 7.5 inches of rain the past 30 days. Jill and I have tried to accomplish several outside jobs this week, and […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 543   June 21, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Rueben Price worked as a farmer and blacksmith in Grayson and Cooke counties, Texas before moving to Indian Territory.  He settled in the Yellow Hills area by Durwood, Oklahoma east of Ardmore. He became  the first postmaster of Yellow Hills and operated a wagon manufacturing […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 542  June 14, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week when we mentioned the “county home” that used to be at Myall and the railroad track crossing mainly during the Great Depression Years during the 30s, and continuing into the 40s. The “home” was a place were those without a job, a place […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 541      June 7, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I am always thrilled when some ‘old timer’ calls me and shares some piece of history.  This week that very thing happened. I received a call from Iris Larson telling about her grandmother, Dona Arnold (wife of Claude Arnold), working at the “county home” back […]