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  • Vol 19  Issue 978 October 22, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Hip Hip Hooray! After a long dry spell the rains have returned to southern Oklahoma and north Texas. The rain started about 2:30pm today and now 5 hours later we’ve had 2? inches of rain in our rain gauge here south of Lone Grove. It’s […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 977  October 15, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I dropped by Jerry’s Gun Shop here in Ardmore this week and visited with Steven Harris, the proprietor since his father, Jerry, passed away. The original store was kind of small and cramped for space so Steven recently added an addition to make way for […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 976   October 8, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 As far as I know there is nothing left of Fort Arbuckle west of Davis, Oklahoma. But I was told several years ago there is still a rock chimney standing from some building that was at the fort back in the day. I was thumbing […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 975  October 1, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Someone asked me the other day where was the highest point in Carter County, as some guy told her it was Tater Hill east of Ardmore and south of Dickson, Oklahoma.  Nope. There is another spot 267 feet higher than Tater Hill’s 1,023 feet above […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 974   September 24, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The following is from this week’s The Okie Legacy. 100 Years Ago – 22 Sept. 1915, Wednesday One hundred years ago, 22 September 1915, Wednesday, The Daily Ardmoreite reported on its front page: “Automobile Races Here Next Week” and “Sleeper To Oklahoma City During Fair.” Santa […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 973  September 17, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Cecil Elliott has been a professional photographer for many years. From time to time he shares some of the photos he has taken with our T&T family. The link below is a photo album of Woolaroc Museum and Wild Life Preserve Cecil took a few weeks ago. […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 972  September 10, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The old Swift Meat Company was built around 1922 at Caddo and East Broadway as best I can find out through the Ardmore City Directories. It was similar to the Pennington Building at Caddo and East Main with refrigeration equipment to keep meat and other […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 971   September 3, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I was at Pauls Valley this week on business. On the way I took Exit 66 (Highway 29) off I-35 and went east on 29 to Highway 77, then north into Pauls Valley.  I had to stop at the Steppin’ Out western store at Exit […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 970 August 27, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Mark Coe sent in another great photo of downtown Ardmore he found on eBay this week. It’s the Town Tavern on the south side of Main Street just a couple doors east of the old Solomon Bakery in the 100 block. http://oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos15b/DowntownTavernCafe1940a.jpg http://oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos15b/DowntownTavernCafe1940b.jpg Here is […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 969  August 20, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Today I am breathing better after receiving my first Social Security check (direct deposit) yesterday since my retirement. Without that Social Security check I guess I’d still be punching the time clock for Carter County Government. In January 1940 Ida May Fuller of Vermont was […]