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  • GoFundMe Website Continuance Fund

    Oklahoma History Website Continuance Plan Go Fund Me Program Administered by Butch BridgesArdmore, Oklahoma580-490-6823 This webpage updated 05/25/22 Online since 01/21/22 Email Butch Bridges butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Purpose: Money received will be used to pay for the yearly expenses of my website Expenses would include among others, the $156 a year to the Hosting Service where the […]

  • 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

    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 […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,306 February 3, 2022

    I hope everyone is staying safe in all this ice and snow and cold. I have some good news to report. Since I announced my GoFundMe account two weeks ago there has been tremendous progress made that will assure my Oklahoma History website continues for years to come. To date I have received double the […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,197 January 2, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The new year brings to me good memories and looking forward to what’s to come in 2020. But it also brings me sadness and memories of what is no longer. I think back over the last 12 months and those in our T&T family who […]

  • Vol 25  Issue 1,250 December January 7, 2021

    Berwyn School The Berwyn School, Berwyn, Indian Territory, came into existence in 1894 when classes were held in a two-story frame building which stood on the lot now occupied by Hardy Telephone Exchange. The building belonged to the Masonic Lodge and was supported by subscriptions. The town of Berwyn was incorporated in 1900 and in […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,307 February 10, 2022

    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 $2,400 which includes a deduction of $74 in GoFundMe service fees. Yesterday I paid for 10 years in advance for […]