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Category: Year 2008

  • Vol 12  Issue 602 August 14, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Visit the Oklahoma History Boards, start a topic if you want too! http://oklahomaroots.proboards83.com/ Q.  In 1892 a coal mine explosion occurred in what town?A.   Q. A.  (answer in next weeks T&T) Some mail from this week’s MAILBAG….. See everyone next week! Butch and Jill BridgesNashobish IkanaPO Box […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 601   July 31, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 If you travel about 15 miles west of Ardmore on Highway 70, just before reaching the first Wilson turn-off, you come to Dillard Road.  Turning north on Dillard road and going 1 mile you come to Dillard, Oklahoma.  If you go 2 miles on north […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 600 July 24, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I was thumbing through County Superintendent Kate Galt Zaneis 1923 School Book, and Cool Branch School caught my attention.  Cool Branch was located just north of Ratliff City back in 1923.  With the temperature hovering around 100 or more the past week, it sure would […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 599  July 17, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A lot of people love to go to garage sales.  Jill and I do, although I will admit we don’t go that often.  But if we are driving down the street and see a garage sale sign, we either slow way down to look or […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 599   July 17, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Ardmore Bedding Company, Albert C. Butzow, Proprietor  1923 http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/ArdmoreBeddingCompanyButzow1923.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/BuckHale08.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/MysteryBell08a.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/EricScooter071008.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/LowWaterCrossing071308a.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos8a/LowWaterCrossing071308b.jpg http://www.billeo.com/ Visit the Oklahoma History Boards, start a topic if you want too! http://oklahomaroots.proboards83.com/ Q.  What is Oklahoma’s state tree?A.  Red Bud Tree Q.  What famous Apache leader was imprisoned at Ft […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 597  July 3, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Reader told me this week about a piece of property for sale west of Davis that back before 1900 played a very important part in history.  The land I speak of is where Fort Arbuckle stood about 5 miles west of Davis and then […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 596   June 26, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I guess we have all heard the old saying bigger is better.  This week I found out that sure does NOT hold true for telephone companies.  I went to the local Chickasaw Telephone Company office here in Lone Grove to order phone service.  Within 2 […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 595   June 19, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 T&T Readers have came through for me again.  Since last week’s issue when I announced how placing Google ads at the top of the newsletter would help with my website expenses, there has been over 8,543 page impressions, 302 click throughs, and a click through […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 594   June 12, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 As you can see at the top of this newsletter, I have added something, something that will hopefully generate at little dough to help pay for my website expenses, etc. Every time someone clicks on one of the ads above, I receive a few pennies […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 593   June 5, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Walmart greeters, move over.  For over 10 years there has been an unofficial greeter at the Ardmore post office almost every morning between about 7am to a little after 8am, Monday through Friday.  He’s always got a hello or good morning to everyone who comes […]