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Category: Year 2011

  • Vol 15  Issue 769  October 20, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The other day a Reader in Healdton wrote in with the following:“Duane and I was talking the other day about the railroad track that ran through Healdton and I got to thinking, does anyone have a map of the lay out of the tracks in […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 768 October 13, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Quite often someone will ask me how I got into computers. Ardmore businessman John C. Simpler (he passed away in Oct 1998) was the first person to expose me to the world of computers. He had a two disk drive (10 inch floppys, no hard […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 767  October 10, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I had a request this week to help find a former Ardmoreite who attendedArdmore High around 1960. His name is Mike Hilburn. His parents came to Ardmore when the airbase opened at Gene Autry back in the 50s. If anyone knows Mike and how to […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 766  September 29, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week I had marked on a map about where some remains of an old concrete bridge was located west of Lone Grove on Walnut Bayou Creek, north side of Highway 70. A T&T Reader had sent me a Facebook post about it. Come to find out […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 765  September 22, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Received some really good history this week on the courthouse clock, some dating back to 1944.  Tania Colbert Patrick tells it best in her own words: “Greetings, Butch: As always, I enjoy your photos and comments on the Court House Clock and the memories they […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 764  September 15, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 To give a person an idea just how dry its been here in southern Oklahoma this summer, here are 3 photos of Little Niagara at Sulphur. On March 31st of this year Little Niagara was so beautiful, flowing with water. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos11a/LittleNiagara031311.jpg This is the same […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 763    September 8, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Mr. Harry Godfry Stong, a son of Tennessee, who was a federal office holder in that state for a number of years, is now an adopted son of Indian Territory, and has made Ardmore his home since 1894. He is the proprietor of the Wine […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 762  September 1, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Several of you wrote in to say those two old barrels at the end of Field Trail Road at Lake Murray near the rocks are used by noodlers.  Even if they are barrels used just for noodling, I think one Reader summed it up:  “I would love to […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 761 August 25, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week I received an email that prompted me to work up a webpage on Coleman Jones, the mysterious, bearded, bike riding gentleman of Ardmore so many remember from years ago.  This is the email that put me to work on the man Coleman Jones: […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 760 August 18, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received an interesting phone call from Missouri this week from a Nathan McAlister seeking any kinfolk of Ardmoreite W. George Ritter (1854-1927). George Ritter and his descendants were Ardmore pioneers from its beginnings. He came here from the Black Forest of Germany, setting up a bicycle […]