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  • Vol 21  Issue 1,072  August 10, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Back in 2005 I obtained three rare photos of horseshoe bend in the Arbuckle Mountains near Turner Falls. These photos show a mountain with no cedar trees like are all over the mountain side today. The cedar trees are the […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,071 August 3, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST July 1933 More than 1,500 men, armed with axes, saws and grubbing hoes will be working Monday morning, July 10th, building Lake Murray. By the end of the week, the list of workers recruited from the relief work registration books […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,070   July 27, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST April 19, 1918Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 11 PARTICULARS OF RECENT KILLING Oklahoma Papers Tells About Killing of Rufus Highnote (1858-1918)The Ardmoreite, published at Ardmore, Carter county, Oklahoma, near where Rufus P. Highnote was killed, in its […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,069  July 20, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Three Shot, One Killed, Two Wounded, Alleged Result of Family RowSaturday April 13, 1918 – The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Oklahoma W. B. Bentley, a carpenter, who lived at 315 Fourth avenue northwest, was shot about 10 o’clock last night at […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,068  July 13, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST The Tivoli Theater, which attracted those in search of entertainment and cool air, especially when Ardmore temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark with humidity about the same, was a popular place on Main Street. Unfortunately, on April 26, 1958 […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,067  July 6, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST James Baxter was born in 1929 to Manuel “Wig” Baxter and Minnie Baxter. Dr. James Cox officiated at the home delivery in Northeast Ardmore, a location convenient to Manuel’s job at the refinery. One day when James was still a […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,066  June 29, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Before the construction of Highway 77, a trip from Ardmore to Oklahoma City was quite an undertaking, even with the new automobiles that had come into vogue. A Model T could make the trip in about two and a half […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,065  June 22, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Joe S. Robison, the man who with a partner built the First Federal Building and who owns the opera house at Main and C Street Southwest, had another brainstorm about 1907, streetcars for Ardmore. He organized and was president of […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,064  June 15, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Dinner parties were popular among young Ardmore elite and were always very formal. For these, and the formal balls, the ladies and gentlemen sent back to Kentucky for their evening clothes as they always had for their horses. Some of […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,063  June 8, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST The face of Ardmore was certainly changing. The Santa Fe Depot was no longer the focal point of the town, although in 1967, an event of some social significance had occurred there. Alec Waugh, British author, and brother of equally […]