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  • Vol 16  Issue 811   August 9, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 With gasoline sky high and going higher every day, I thought back to the 60s when I first starting buying gas. The lowest I ever paid for gas for my motorcycle around 1966 was 19 cents a gallon during an Ardmore gas war at that […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 810  August 2, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 In July 2010 Jill and I attended the Grand Opening of the Chickasaw Cultural Center at Sulphur, Oklahoma. We had the most wonderful time seeing everything, learning about the Chickasaw Nation and its people and customs. We even watched the movie The Aviator about Pearl Carter Scott, the […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 809  July 26, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received a surprise phone call yesterday evening and on the other end was a lady named Jeannie Marston who drove 12 hours from Massachusetts to see her brother’s name that was inscribed on the memorial marker for the 1966 American Flyers airplane crash at […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 808 July 19, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday Ardmore, Oklahoma will be celebrating its 125th birthday at Mt View Mall. There will be a craft fair show, face painting, kids’ karaoke, and a photographer taking old west style pictures and more. On Saturday July 21st there will also be […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 807   July 12, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I never know from week to week what a Reader may send in, and this week I received info on a book about Ardmore men who served in WWI .  Has any one ever heard of this book? The Daily Ardmoreite June 30, 1946History of […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 806   July 5, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Jill and I made a quick trip to Sardis Lake in Pushmataha county on July 4th. Found a great piece of property that would be an excellent place to build a retirement cabin someday. Had Water, electricity, and phone already to the 3 acres, tall […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 805 June 28, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Friday Jill and I took off for eastern Oklahoma again and those beautiful pine trees. On the way we stopped for breakfast on the north edge of Atoka, Oklahoma at a restaurant we hadn’t eaten at in 2 years by the name of Bledsoe’s […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 804   June 21, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last weekend Jill and I tried out the new truck tent I bought for her birthday since she wanted to do some camping.  Our first trip with it was to northeast Oklahoma, first stop, Natural Falls State Park (5 miles west of Siloam Springs, Arkansas). […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 803   June 14, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last weekend we traveled with some Wilson friends to Bowie, Texas to get our first exposure to the 100 year old tradition, the Bowie Trade Days. Its held the weekend before the 2nd Monday of each month.  This event is big folks, as in Texas […]

  • Vol 16  Issue 802  May 31, 2012

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 An historic home in southwest Ardmore was heavily damaged last night during a thunderstorm. A lightning bolt stuck the home but the fire department quickly brought the blaze under control. The Queen Ann type home at 323 F Street Southwest was built in 1886 by […]