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Category: Year 2015

  • Vol 19  Issue 968 August 13, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 It’s always nice when I get a surprise letter delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly all my communications the past years has been via the computer. And when I received an old fashion letter from long time Carter County resident Mary Wilson of Lone […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 967   August 6, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I’ve been retired a month now, and I’m still trying to get used to it. But it seems I’m working more now than when I was full time employed. And every day still seems like Saturday.  And I thought I’d have more time to work […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 966 July 30, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Thousands of Oklahoma maps collected by the Oklahoma Historical Society for more than a century are being scanned and placed online for easy viewing and printing by the public. Wayne Vaughn retired after working 15 years part time at the courthouse this week (he had previously […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 965  July 23, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 History of the Oklahoma City oil well by Don Taylor, Ralston, Oklahoma A little history they don’t teach in Oklahoma History class and like many who study history have discovered, events tend to repeat themselves, but I digress. The Oklahoma City oilfield was the last […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 964  July 16, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Thought I’d post an email this week that I received from Mark Coe in 2004. Actually I turned Mark’s email into a webpage and uploaded it to my website for easy reading. This webpage is plumb full to the top with Ardmore history, starting way […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 963   July 9, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Now that July 4th festivities are over I thought I’d share a webpage I created that tells about a young Ardmore boy who did not celebrate Independence Day like everyone else in Ardmore back in 1949. But instead the day turned out for him to […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 962 July 2, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received the following email July 4th 2002 and I since Independence Day is almost here, I want to share this email again. “I don’t know if you have this bell or not, but I was driving by Lake Murray Village and there was this […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 961   June 25, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 This afternoon at 4:30pm I left my employment at the courthouse and entered the world of the retiree. Yesterday, Wednesday June 24th my co-workers and friends threw a retirement party for me in the Annex Building next door to the courthouse. There was a real […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 960 June 18, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Those of you who live far away from Oklahoma have probably been hearing on the national news about the terrible flooding here. So many people and friends of mine have lost everything when their homes flooded over the past 24 hours. I know of 2 […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 959  June 11, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 A Reader gave me this mystery photo of a police department group photo, probably taken in the 1940s. The photo belonged to her mother. She thought it may have been taken at Duncan or Chickasha, Oklahoma. Maybe someone will recognize where this photo was taken […]