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Category: Year 2022

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,315 April 7, 2022

    December 11, 1901Oklahoma Sandstorms, by Edson Smith, Jr. Remember the “sandstorms” from the early days of Oklahoma? There was one special storm that came into Wirt when I was a kid. It came in from the Northwest. The Dourghty boy who lived across the road north of the Dundee school had spent the night with […]

  • Vol 26, Issue 1,314 March 31, 2022

    The Daily Ardmoreite May 25, 1915Frisco will use new Ringling Depot in ArdmoreWill discontinue use of Rock Island, Santa Fe, and move over as soon as it is completed.  It became known for a certainty that the Frisco railroad company would use the new Ringling Depot in Ardmore for their local business as soon as […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,313 March 24, 2022

    We haven’t been to Enos (south of Madill) by Lake Texoma in over 10 years. Enos is 15 miles south of Madill. Its just a wee little town, but I’ve heard its grown like a weed the past few years and no longer a wee little hamlet. And it has a great place to eat […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,312 March 17, 2022

    My 2005 Newsletter Revisited – September 22, 2005 On September 22, 2005 I stopped by the Burger Ranch at 708 E Lake Murray Drive to try a Super Dog On A Stick. Many of you will remember this is the first location of Ponder’s Superdog back in the early 1950s. Here is a picture of […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,311 March 10, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The Past From my Feb 4, 2008 newsletter:“Dear Butch Bridges: My name is Jerome Benson 78 years old, Chula Vista, CA. Your Oklahoma History awoke me from what I thought was a touch of Alzheimer’s. Suddenly I can recall almost before I was born. I was raised a mile north of Ravia, […]

  • March 3, 2022 Vol 26  Issue 1,310

    A Glimpse Into The Past Ardmore Medical Services 1957 Ardmore is fast becoming a medical center with its facility schedule as far as size is concerned about a beautiful 1.5 Million Dollar hospital named in memory of the Pioneers who lived in a world of kitchen table operations performed under the light of a kerosene […]

  • A History Lesson in Computers

    In the summer of 1980 I had been hearing and reading about all this computer stuff, and decided I would get a little taste of it myself. There was a company in town, which was owned by a friend of mine, which had a computer. He and his borther went together and paid $7,500 for […]

  • Vol 26  Issue 1,309  February 24, 2022

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us,What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” At 8pm last Friday evening (2/18/22) my Facebook account was hacked. The hacker changed my password and my email to theirs. The hacker […]

  • Vol 26  Issue 1,308 February 17, 2022

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us,What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” A Glimpse Into The Past Back in 2010 I received an email asking if I had any info on Vanoy Green and his […]

  • Vol 26  Issue 1,307   February 10, 2022

    “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us,What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Since I announced my GoFundMe account three weeks ago the response has been fantastic. I set a goal of $1,000 and thanks to some great friends we have more then doubled that amount to over […]