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  • Vol 12  Issue 612    October 16, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net If you missed last Sunday’s Daily Ardmoreite, there was a great write-up by Steve Biehn on the Tivoli Theater.  The article included a lot of history on the Tivoli’s past and present, plus a request for input on what it’s future may be.  Steve is a staff […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 611  October 9, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net We were over at Lawton last Saturday and visited the Museum of the Great Plains. There were a lot of things to see inside, and I have some pics I took a little further on down, but the most interesting thing we saw was all the prairie […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 610  October 9, 2008

    http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/BillyGoat8a.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/BillyGoat8b.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/Persimmons093008.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/HorseApple8a.jpg The ten cheapest places to buy gas in the Ardmore area. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/gasprices.html Visit the Oklahoma History Boards, start a topic if you want too! http://oklahomaroots.proboards83.com/ Q.   To whom did Spain sell Oklahoma in 1800?A.    France Q.   Who was Bryan county named after?A.    (answer in next weeks T&T) Some mail from this […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 609   September 25, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The Nelson Chigley Mystery – Part 2By Michael G. “Mickey” Shackelford My father, Fay H. Shackelford (longtime Davis pharmacist) delivered my older brother Joe Wyatt in a bedroom on the second floor of the Chigley Mansion in Davis, Oklahoma on September 21, 1939.  Joe’s mother was a […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 608   September 18, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net In last week’s T&T there was mention about Nelson Chigley’s old home place at Davis, Oklahoma. One of the mysteries of Nelson Chigley is exactly where is his burial place. Some have even said he is buried under the old home place at Davis.  I contacted Mickey […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 607   September 11, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net John Henry Rutledge and wife, Lillie Magnolia White Rutledge, lived in the Halletsville-Rosebud, Texas area where the Rutledges had lived for many years. The recollections of their eldest son were of the family living in Denison, Texas, where John Henry was a brakeman on the railroad. Following […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 606  September 4, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Last week in the Mailbag was an inquiry as to the ‘old’ townsite of Fox, Oklahoma.  The reader had heard there was a original Fox townsite, at a different location as to where Fox is today.  Carter county resident Nelda Keck was born and raised at Fox, […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 605  August 28, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 T&T Reader Licia Babb lives in southern Florida.  When hurricane Fay came through Florida last week, I wondered how Licia was doing, so I emailed. With over 1,500 subscribers, I feel like we are one big family, and it troubles me if I hear of […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 604   August 21, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A reader wrote in this week asking if I had any info on where in the Carter county courthouse the county attorney’s office was located back around 1910 to 1920. We know from even some of you out there sending in comments that some offices […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 603  August 14, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week we mention how infamous the old Mulkey Hotel at 2nd and North Washington has been over the years.  Lots of stories I know could be told about that Ardmore landmark.  When we mentioned last week that Sheriff Robert Denney shot and killed Frank Anderson Venable, […]