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  • Vol 22  Issue 1,144  December 27, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Charles Albert Milner (1862 to 1932) originally from Grayville, Illinois married Alma Viroqua Myers (1870 to 1952) of Nevada, Missouri in Ardmore, Indian Territory in February 1894, they had one son Charles Albert Milner Jr (1900 to 1971). The family home is still standing on […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,143 December 20, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 History on Ravia, Oklahoma Ravia lies four miles west of Tishomingo at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 22. The town name honored Joseph D. Ravia, a Texan of Mexican descent, who had married a Chickasaw and settled in the region. In 1894 the […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,142   December 13, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Boy, the weather has been crazy here in southern Oklahoma and north Texas this evening. Wind gusts to around 60 mph and sheets of hard rain.  Predicted to last to around noon tomorrow. Granville Walker “Bud” Young was born August 23rd 1856 in Baron County, […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,141  December 6, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The weather experts are predicting snow this Saturday for nearly all of Oklahoma. Only an 1 inch of snow or less is expected on the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains here in southern Oklahoma. Personally, I’m not a snow person, so glad an inch […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,140 November 29, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Ervin Dearwood Pierce (1923-2000) was born to Walter and Winnie Ponder Pierce in Graham, Oklahoma July 10, 1923. He was born on the Jim Ponder farm, his grandfather, just one mile south of Graham. He started to school at Graham in first grade. His daddy […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,139  November 22, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Being the Thanksgiving holidays, this week’s newsletter is a little shorter then usual. I know this time of year everyone has food and family on their minds. If we think for a minute, we can all find something to be thankful for. I know one […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,138   November 15, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Ike Fishman begin making Venetian blinds and awnings in 1934. He had occasion to buy some blinds and believing the blinds to be exorbitant in price decided he could learn to make them for less. He took a brief course with practical training and opened […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,137 November 8, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Selden T. Lindsey by grandson Harrell McCullough Selden T. Lindsey came to Ardmore in 1888 as a U.S. Deputy Marshal and lived in Carter County for the next 15 years. He was born in Minden, Louisiana and there was saw the renegade Yankees come to […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,136  November 1, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I was really sadden this week when I was told about the passing of Willie Holmes. Willie was a custodian at the Carter County Courthouse of whom I had the pleasure of working with for several years. Everyone at the courthouse loved Willie. He always […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,135   October 25, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A piece of history was razed this week on 12th Street Northwest in Ardmore. When I went to work as a driver/attendant for Ardmore’s ambulance service full time in 1970 the building at 1204 12th NW housed the Ardmore Answering Service. Peggy and Don Litts were the […]

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