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Category: Year 2009

  • Vol 13  Issue 656 August 20, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Mark Twain said:  ?When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat?.   Well folks, I’m here to tell you, you don’t need to die and go to heaven to taste great watermelon.  Just go to east end of Love County, Enville area, and try a […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 655  August 13, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net If any of you have been in Parker Family Vision Center at Kiowa and 12th NW here in Ardmore within the past year, you had to notice all the Ardmore historical memorabilia on the walls and tables of the waiting room.  The memorabilia was provided by Ardmoreite […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 654 August 6, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Last week there was mention in the Mailbag of Tennison, Oklahoma in western Carter County: May 18, 1916What is known as the city Tennison has just opened up 6 miles northwest of here, between Wilson and Ragtown. The principal builder, Mr. W. H. Tennison, who the town […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 653   July 30, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Last week we talked about Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association special investigator Joe Ramer and his help to the sheriffs office in finding cattle rustlers. Joe covered Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc, Stephens and Tillman counties. Joe retired in November 2006 after […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 652 July 23, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Not to far from our place is an Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association sign hanging in front of the rancher’s front pasture.  I remember back around 1980 an investigator for the association lived at Sulphur by the name of Joe Ramer.  He was a professional special officer dedicated to finding cattle rustlers […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 651  July 16, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I’m starting this issue out on a sad note. The 1928 Seth Thomas clock atthe courthouse stopped running about a month ago. The original electricmotor burned out. I took it to a local electric motor repair, but theysaid they can not find another motor to replace it with. There […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 650   July 9, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Well, Family and friends our vacation for the most part was a real bust.  Three days after arriving home I was told at Tinker AFB that I had a golf ball size kidney stone that needed to be dissolved and if not, then surgically removed.  I spend […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 649  July 2, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net This week I have added Volume 6 of Betty Carroll’s “Once Upon A Time” audios to the website. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/bettycarroll.html Speaking of bloody Caddo, in 1970 local writer and Ardmoreite Louise Riotte published an article about bloody Caddo in a national old west magazine. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos9a/BloodyCaddo1970a.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos9a/BloodyCaddo1970b.jpg After several days of […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 648 June 25, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net This week I have been able to add Volume 5 of Betty Carroll’s “Once Upon A Time” audios. Several of the 14 radio spots mentions Bud Ballew, Buck Garrett, Healdton, Wirt Franklin, and Bloody Caddo, to just name a few. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/bettycarroll.html T&T Reader Larry Guthrie who lives between Sulphur […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 647  June 18, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Gene Autry resident Annie Conway will be celebrating 98 years on June 22nd.  Her nephew Joe Dale Black would like to invite anyone who wants to wish her a happy birthday to send an email to him, and he will pass it on to her.  Let’s really […]