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Category: Year 2008

  • Vol 12  Issue 622    December 25, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Christmas Day is coming to a close as I write this issue.  Since everyone is all caught up in the holidays including us, this issue of T&T will be a short one.  But we are looking forward to the new year and plenty of Oklahoma history to […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 621   December 18, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I’ve had so much fun looking at old maps, I decided in this issue to throw some more out there for viewing. In 1924 behind Daube’s Department Store on East Main (Daube’s was built in 1920) was the Central Wagon Yard.  I’ve also marked the California Cafe […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 620  December 11, 2008

    Don’t you just hate it when visitors come by unexpectedly?  I guess it really doesn’t bother me that much, but some people sure do.  You know, if you had some advance notice, you could clean up around the place, put on some better clothes, comb your hair, and just make everything more presentable.  Well, that’s […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 619  December 4, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the finding of two diplomas from the Dallas School of Embalming in the attic of the old Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home on 1st SW.  The names inscribed on the two 1919 diplomas were Henry Lee and Beulah Cathey.  I have been researching the names, […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 618  November 27, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Its Thursday evening and Thanksgiving day is coming to a close.  I’m sitting here at my computer typing, and thinking how much we have to be thankful for this year. Since Jill and I neither one like turkey all that much, Jill baked a 6 lb hen I bought […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 617  November 20, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Over the years there has been mention several times about the old wagon yard near Central Park. It was called the West Wagon Yard (Central Wagon Yard was near Daubes on East Main).  One article stated it was east of the park.  Many first timers to Ardmore back […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 616 November 13, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Bobby Harris sent in a couple more great photos this week.  Many of you will remember Ernie Wallerstein who played for the Ardmore Indians back in the 1950s, now living in New Jersey.  If you remember Ernie told everyone in an email a few years ago that when staying in Ardmore […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 615   November 6, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I received an email last week from a childhood friend who I have not heard from since the 60s.  Bobby G. Harris found my website just searching around one day. He and his wife Alice live in Mexico. Bobby and his brother Wayne Harris grow up at G […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 614   October 30, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net In the last issue of T&T we talked about  a Reader finding some kind of mystery fruit growing behind the MTC Federal Credit Union on 12th NW. Several of you wrote in with your suggestions, but it was Leland McDaniel who came through with the name for this variety.  […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 613     October 23, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The past few weeks there has been many stories mentioned about Ardmore’s movie theaters of long ago, and also B. L. Owens Furniture store on Main Street. A Reader told me this week about a tragic accident that occurred at the Globe Theater and one of B. L. […]