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  • Vol 12  Issue 592   May 29, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Oklahoma had plenty of scary storms the first part of this week.  We were lucky in south central Oklahoma, the weather didn’t get too bad.  We did get nearly 3 and 1/2 inches of rain the first thing Wednesday morning.  I heard from a lady […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 591   May 22, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 After many emails this week I now know the good people of Healdton, Oklahoma can have peace of mind….. there was no Gypsy curse placed on the town back in the mid 50s. 78 year old Gregory John Alvarez, king of the Gypsies for 20 […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 590   May 15, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I received an interesting call this week from Healdton, Oklahoma.  The lady was inquiring if I had heard anything about a group of gypsies supposedly putting a curse on Healdton back around 1953 or 54.  It seems every year about that time a group of […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 589 May 8, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Doug Williams sent in some photos of work being done on East Main near Caddo Street.  The building renovation is taking place next door to the old Stag Bar. It is from this basement one can see the arches where the tunnels ran underground across […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 588  May 1, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Nelda Keck of Woodford, Oklahoma (northern Carter county) stopped by last week to share a photo.  Not just any old photo, but one she took a couple years ago of a bell in her yard.  Nelda stepped out of her house at the foot of […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 587    April 24, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Dale Evans and Roy Rogers were married just south of Davis, Oklahoma on the Healey Brothers Flying L Ranch on New Years Eve back in 1947.  The cabin house they were married in burned long ago, today only parts of the foundation are still visible.  But […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 586  April 17, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Its Thursday evening and the rain has started falling outside.  A much needed rain too since this county is so dry.  I am a little later than usual getting this issue out since I had a technical problem with my Mailer program, GroupMail.  I don’t […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 585    April 10, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 This week a T&T reader sent me a CD in the mail, a audio recording about a CCC camp of the 30s.  J.C. Williams formally of Ardmore and now living in Tampa, Florida entered a Sulphur, Oklahoma CCC work program back in 1937 as a teen. His […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 584  April 3, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I have decided to get the bad news over with first.  I’m in a mell of a hess this week.  I lost my wedding band somewhere in the yard, or maybe under the house.  I only did 3 things when I got home yesterday, so […]

  • Vol 12  Issue 583      March 27, 2008

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last weekend Jill and I had the privilege of taking a tour of an old Indian burial ground south of Wilson, Oklahoma. The couple who took us to the area has known about the burial ground since the 1970s, but only a handful of people […]