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Category: Year 2016

  • Vol 20 Issue 1033 November 10, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Interesting email I received this evening. Maybe some of you have an idea or comment? “I have been reading your newsletter and note with interest the move of engine 1108 apparently to the old Santa Fe depot location. Seems like several years ago you mentioned […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1032 November 3, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Prairie Song, Oklahoma is located 5 minutes east of downtown Dewey, Oklahoma (NE of Bartlesville).  Kenneth & Marilyn Moore-Tate recreated a 1800s Old West Town that features a Saloon, Post Office, General Store, Jail, School House, Chapel, Doctors Office, Stables and much more. They had […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1031 October 27, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The Twenties Era was an active one for the city. In 1927 Ardmore had a population of 20,000. There were four banks, eight public schools, twenty-two churches, fifteen hotels, four railroads, three newspapers, four fishing and hunting clubs, four cotton gins and a cotton press, […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1030 October 20, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Pawhuska, Oklahoma is the county seat of Osage County and located in far north central  Oklahoma. A few miles outside Pawhuska on a lonely piece of property is a single grave. Buried there is Johnny Clare who died at the age of 20. He was […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1029 October 13, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I am in downtown Ardmore several times a week, if not daily. I never noticed this beautiful piece of art work on a building I drive by frequently. Last week I was driving by the Ardmoreite Building in downtown Ardmore and notice a mural that […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1028 October 6, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into the Past The Daily ArdmoreiteArdmore, OklahomaTuesday, September 19, 1917Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Adams of Legate, Oklahoma, uncle and aunt of Miss Beulah Crabtree, who was killed at Pauls Valley last week, when she fell from a parachute, passed through Ardmore yesterday […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1027  September 29, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST In 1930 there was an all out war being waged in Ardmore, Oklahoma on slot machines. Parents were mad that their children were using lunch money on the slot machines in local eating establishments. Ouster proceedings had been brought earlier […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1026  September 22, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I mentioned last week about finishing up a project I started over a year ago at Healdton, Oklahoma. In the Spring of 2015 when I learned of a police officer killed in the line of duty there in 1930, it sadden me that not only […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1025  September 15, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I am excited to announce a project I started 1 year and 10 months ago came to fruition today at Healdton, Oklahoma. I want to thank 14 T&T Readers in Oklahoma and a Reader in California who made it all happen. Without them it would […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1024  September 8, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I am always amazed what I find in the area history museums. Sometimes when I pass a museum, and nearly every town in southern Oklahoma and north Texas has one, I think, I don’t need to go in there, I’ve already visited that museum. Wrong. […]