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Category: Year 2009

  • Vol 13  Issue 666  October 22, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I received a brown envelope in the mail this week from Cinnamon Carter of Ballinger, Texas. Cinnamon is a school teacher in Ballinger and embarked on an unusual project in February of this year: To replace the Indian statue that stood in downtown Ballinger back in the 30s […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 665 October 22, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Today is the anniversary of the death of Pretty Boy Floyd back in 1934. Even though Pretty Boy Floyd lived in different places in the U.S. at different times, his ties to Oklahoma were strong.  Charles Arthur Floyd was born in the state of Georgia in 1904, but his […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 664  October 15, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I always appreciate photos sent in by Readers to go in the T&T.  Like I’ve told people many times over the years:  we who live here, and see our history on a day to day basis, many times take it for granted.  But there are so many […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 663   October 8, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Many of you know of Mr. Bill Hamm‘s work of recording burial records for this county back in the 1990s.  Bill’s work-of-love covered about a 12 year period until his death in 2004 and resulted in over 66,000 records in his database.  Bill Hamm walked out every known […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 662   October 1, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net In some past issues of T&T we’ve mentioned the old Cameron refinery that was located at the NE edge of Ardmore back around 1920. It was started by Ardmoreite Ossian Cameron. His son, Monroe Cameron, lives in Montana today, and sent in a photo of his dad, […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 661  September 24, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The Daily Ardmoreite, April 25, 1918 DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT HEREMISS MARGARET WILSON CAME TODAY TO SING IN CONCERTARRIVED AT NOON TODAY City’s Distinguished Guest Spent Time Quietly, Resting – Program at Convention Hall Begins at 8:30 O’clock Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886-1944), daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, came to […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 660   September 17, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Mindy Taylor at Wilson sent in a very interesting 1913 newspaper clipping this week: The Daily ArdmoreiteOctober 22, 1913Ardmore in MoviesPicture Man Here with his Camera – Scenes to be Made Friday. O. A. Tannehill arrived in the city today and is making preparations to make moving […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 659   September 10, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Good Times Edition – The Daily Ardmoreite 1899 Master in Chancery – Judge John Hinkle In the appointment by Judge Townsend of Judge John Hinkle in Master in Chancery and Referee in Bankruptcy, the United State District Judge is to be commended and the people of this […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 658   September 3, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Nine miles north of Ardmore, Oklahoma is the small town of Springer. It had been a town long before statehood in 1907. In 1910 this little bustling city almost became a town in name only. On a Friday evening in September, a fire broke out in the […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 657   August 27, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The Daily Ardmoreite, March 10, 1918 MONUMENT TO CITY’S LOYALTY – TRIBUTE TO WORKERS Representatives of Many Trades, Contributing Time, Worked Far Into the Night to Complete Structure, Building Material Donated With the dedication this afternoon at 4:30pm of the first War Savings Bank in the United […]