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  • Vol 17  Issue 883   December 26, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and still enjoying the holidays as the new year approaches.  Each year at this time I look back over the past 12 months and count all the good things that have come my way.  I have much to […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 882   December 19, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 To me, the Christmas holidays is the best time of the year.  There is so much to see and do, Christmas decorations, music, food, presents and everyone is just happier during the Holidays. Carter County Government held their yearly Christmas dinner last week at the […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 881    December 12, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 With all the ice and deep freeze cold the past few days things have been slow around here.  I have not worked on my newsletter as I usually do and I lost two days on the internet when my DSL modem went out.  But thanks […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 880 December 5, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Old Man Winter is hitting Oklahoma hard this evening. Ice and snow are blanketing the state, and will continue falling, off and on all night. Friday will be slick and dangerous. I Hope everyone stays warm and stays home if at all possible. The next […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 879  November 27, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I don’t know how accurate the prediction is this year, but right now is supposed to be the best time to see the fall foliage in Eastern Oklahoma. The following photo is Beavers Bend. http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos13a/BeaversBendFoliage.jpg To see photos of the fall foliage in the 48 […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 878 November 21, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Thought I would revisit my visit in May 2002 to the basement of the Colston Building at Main and A SW in Ardmore.  Not too many years ago it was called the Little Building, and before that Simpson Building.  The building was built in 1918 […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 877  November 14, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Over the years the small grocery stores ran by ma and pa have slowly became a thing of the past, being unable to compete with the big box stores, and eventually gobbled up. Even when I was a wee teen in 1960 there were over […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 876 November 7, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 October 15, 1929 – The Daily ArdmoreiteSurrounded by family and friends, Robert F. Scivally, 65, pioneer business man and rancher, and once prominent in Carter County politics, died Monday, October 14th. He and Mittie Scivally were married in Lone Grove October 11, 1891. They have […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 875 October 31, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Every now and then someone will ask me what stood where the Carter county courthouse is located today.  I have not found what structure was on that property in 1902 and before.  But from 1903 to 1907 the Cumberland Presbyterian Church stood on the same […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 874   October 24, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The Daily ArdmoreiteArdmore, OklahomaSeptember 28, 1990 Big Stink at CourthouseThere was a big stink in the Carter County Courthouse Annex Thursday when a skunk wandered into a water shed drain on the building and became agitated.Assistant Election Board Secretary Katy Merritt happened to look out […]

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