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Category: Year 2012

  • Vol 16  Issue 821 October 18, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 An Ardmoreite messaged me on Facebook this week and asked for more info on the Ardmore Cardinals.  I had not thought of this webpage I made several years ago with info provided by Peter Pierce of Norman, a history of professional baseball in Ardmore after […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 820    October 11, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 After 820 issues (16 years) the Readers of my newsletter never cease to amaze me. In last week’s T&T former Ardmoreite Dean Pelton (now of Tyler, Texas) wrote in to tell about losing his AHS class ring (1961).  Within 15 minutes of hitting the SEND […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 819  October 4, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Even though we received nearly a couple inches of rain last weekend here in south central Oklahoma, Lake Murray is still in sad shape, water wise. Jill and I made a trip to Lake Murray last Saturday and here are a few pictures I took, […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 818  September 27, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I mentioned last week about two black granite memorial plaques I ordered, they came in, and last Saturday I attached them to the WWII memorial at the Ardmore Airpark. I think they turned out really nice looking, even if done by an amateur. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos12a/MemorialPlaques092312a.jpg http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos12a/MemorialPlaques092312b.jpg I used Locktite […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 817  September 20, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The first Superintendent of Carter county schools was Mary Niblack. There was a Mary Niblack school SE of Ardmore. This is the school’s cornerstone. The old school bell from the school now resides in the belfry of the Mary Niblack Baptist Church SE of Ardmore. There is still a […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 816     September 13, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Something has been bothering me for 6 years. Back in 2005 I started a project to replace the broken and deteriorating confederate grave markers at Rose Hill cemetery here in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Some were in such bad shape the inscriptions were unreadable and missing info. […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 815    September 6, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Hanging in the Love County courthouse at Marietta, Oklahoma in the district attorney office is a group photo taken about 1996.  This is a group photo of the DA’s who served the 20th Judicial District since Oklahoma’s DAs offices were formed in 1966. On July […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 814 August 30, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Rani King out near Ringling sent in a picture this week of the old Wishing Well at Cornish we mentioned in last week’s T&T.  Its still there! http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos12a/WishingWellRinglingOK082512.jpg Rani also snapped a pic of the Cornish, Oklahoma city hall. Thanks Rani for the pics! http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos12a/CornishCityHall082512.jpg […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 813 August 23, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 In the 1930s and before there was a Walcott Street in NW Ardmore.  I have not determined exactly where yet.  I think it might have been 14th NW?  I’m sure the street was named after the United States Commissioner Arthur Walcott and Lutie Walcott family.  They owned […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 812   August 16, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Jill and I traveled to Sulphur last Saturday to eat at the Chickasaw Cultural Center cafe. As I expected, we had the most wonderful experience and enjoyed the food so very much! The Native American music playing softly the background while we ate was so […]