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Category: Year 2009

  • Betty Carroll Radio Spots

    “Once Upon A Time” Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma 1980s In the 1980s while Betty Carroll was employed by American National Bank in Ardmore she was called on to narrate local history.  During her time there she was asked to do some 1 minute radio spots for advertising purposes, with local history as the theme.  Some […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 675  December 31, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Last week we had pics of the farm pond not too far from our house where we walk to occasionally.  Jill and I went back to the pond this last week to take pictures of the pond with snow, and a very thin layer of ice. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/TranquilPond122609a.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/TranquilPond122609b.jpg Jill […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 674 December 24, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Its Christmas Eve and around noon today the snow starting falling in Southern Oklahoma.  As of press time this evening the snow was still falling at a rapid rate and the ground completely covered.  A white Christmas will be so beautiful.  I wonder how long its been […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 673   December 17, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net This week I received an email from Kenneth Updike of Wilson telling about his most memorable Christmas which took place back in 1951 (see mailbag below).  He asked in his email if I’d share in this week’s T&T my most memorable Christmas: In 1958 or 1959 (about […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 672    December 10, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net From time to time Cecil Elliott of Oklahoma City has sent in photographs he’s taken as a professional photographer through the years.  This week Cecil has graciously sent in more for everyone to see. This first photo is the old Hobart, Oklahoma depot he took in 1997. […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 671 December 3, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net As promised last week, the following are pictures we took when in Kingfisher, Oklahoma 2 weeks ago. The main attraction we visited that Saturday was the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumOutside.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumBuffalo.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumWagon.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumSaddle.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumModelA.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumWaterWagon.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumWagon2.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumChurchBell.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumDirtFloor.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumDaltonCabin.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumDaltonPoster.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumDaltonCabinSign.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumJail.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumSchoolBell.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumBellA.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/ChisholmTrailMuseumBellB.jpg […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 670 November 26, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I received a photo this week from sisters Elisabeth Spain and Marjorie Holmes of Tulsa. They have an old Graham, Oklahoma school class photograph and hope someone will recognize others in the group picture. Here it is in her own words: “Butch, the picture my sister and […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 669 November 19, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Jill and I were at Sulphur last Saturday and walked to the top of what long ago was called Lovers Leap by the locals in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  Its now known as Bromide Hill on the map below of the area.  I think it is a […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 668    November 12, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The Daily ArdmoreiteJune 19, 1918CARTER COUNTY IS SOON TO HAVE FIRST RURAL ROUTE Carter County is soon to have its first rural free delivery mail route, Postmaster C. L. Byrne to whom the matter was referred by the department, having gone over it a few days ago […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 667    November 5, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The Daily Ardmoreite June 9, 1918 HORNESPEED FLYER SECURES FACTORY SITE Twenty acres north of City Limits on Caddo Street purchased from Greater Ardmore Company.  Mammoth plant for manufacture of Aeroplanes planned for Ardmore by James A. Horne and associates. Mr. Horne is planning a trip East […]