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Category: Year 2007

  • Vol 11  Issue 570   December 27, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 This week I got my hands on Ken Butler’s new book, “More Oklahoma Renegades.” (Ken Butler passed away about 2 years ago and others finished up the book and put it to print). I can tell by just thumbing through its pages, it is a […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 569    December 20, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 On South Commerce next to the railroad tracks (4 blocks south of Stanley Street) is Ray’s Backyard. Ray Dewberry sells all types of concrete products such as bird baths, statues, ornaments, fountains, etc.  Jill and I bought a bird bath from him last Spring, and […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 568  December 13, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week I mentioned I may be be late with my T&T the next few weeks as we make the move to Lone Grove.  After receiving several emails, I assure everyone, if at all possible, my newsletter will still go out as usual each Thursday […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 567   December 6, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 This week’s T&T is kinda short, we have been so busy getting ready for the big move to Lone Grove, we haven’t had time to do much of anything.  We have been running back and forth between Ardmore and Lone Grove on a daily basis […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 566   November 29, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Albert Cullum was in town this week from his stomping grounds of Overbrook, Oklahoma. The picture of the old model car parked at Lone Grove in last week’s T&T reminded him of an old jalopy he owned in the mid 1950s.  What was so unique about […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 565 November 22, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I never know what history will come to me the plain old fashion way (instead of email) by the U.S. Post Office.  This week I received a letter from Norma Lowery in Texas and inside were several old postcards. When I look back over the […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 564  November 15, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A few days ago Jill and I was over at Pat and Herb Upchurch’s ponderosa in SE Ardmore picking persimmons from trees on their property. I remember my family and I heading out on a Sunday afternoon back in the mid 60s, and traveling north […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 563  November 8, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I always smile when Mike West comes to Ardmore for a visit. Mike’s father, Shugg West, ran a grocery store on Highway 199 East between Ardmore and Dickson years ago.  When Mike comes to town he always has some kind of history to share, and […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 562 November 1, 2007

    Herman Kirkwood in Oklahoma City called me this week to talk about last week’s T&T.  He had been reading the part where Jill and I traveled over the old Norton Bridge north of Mannsville, Oklahoma.  Herman asked if I know about a cemetery just east of the bridge, and an unbelievable story about three people buried there.  This […]

  • Vol 11  Issue 561  November 1, 2007

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Some mail from this week’s MAILBAG…..“Back many years ago there was a delightful bakery on Main Street, in the middle of the same block shared with Ida’s and Strasmick Jewelers. That bakery had some of the best pastries imaginable, along with hard-to-find breads. One of my favorite […]