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  • Vol 13  Issue 646   June 11, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Rick Feiler has a couple interesting items from his coin shop to share with everyone.  This first one is a 1885 Morgan silver dollar made into a medallion by some Buick dealership. “You Can Bet A Million It’s the Best Buick Yet” is on the obverse side. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos9a/BuickMedallion09a.jpg And on […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 645   June 4, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net I received an interesting email this week listing all the deputies under U.S. Marshal J. S. Hammer. I recognize several of the names including one time Carter county sheriff Buck Garrett.  John Hammer is the U.S. Marshal who commissioned Allen “Gus” Bobbitt as a Deputy U.S. Marshal.  […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 644  May 28, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Another history lesson by Betty Carroll: “Once Upon A Time…. Plainview school was located on the originally established land three miles southwest of downtown Ardmore. School District I-27 was approved March 9, 1909 and was a one-room school. The first building had one teacher, Miss Pearl Jones, […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 643  May 21, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net With Memorial Day just 4 days away I wanted to share something written by my uncle. It was 1944, Pfc Paul E. Bridges was a member of the 45th Division, the Oklahoma National Guard “Thunderbirds.” He was serving his country during WWII in France. In December of […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 642  May 14, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net One T&T newsletter reader is Serena Heald Holder in New Mexico.  Serena is the great granddaughter of Charles Hobart Heald who is the namesake of Healdton, Oklahoma.  I remembered back to 1989 when the American National Bank of Ardmore was doing some advertising on the radio, Betty […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 641  May 7, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net This week I received an interesting email and update on a lady we talked about in September 2003 by the name of Ethel Hindman, the wild woman of the Arbuckle Mountains, and the reason for the name Wild Woman Cave near Turner Falls.  Ethel’s niece lives in […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 640    April 30, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Jim Grant down in Alabama sent some photos he took of the Darlington Cheyenne Indian Agency near El Reno, Oklahoma last month.  In Jim’s own words…. “the Darlington Cheyenne Indian Agency is going to pot by private ownership.”  When Jim called me about this place, I had […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 639  April 23, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net If you missed the OKHOLA Rendezvous in Ada last Sunday, you missed a great opportunity to learn about the Ada hanging 100 years ago in which a mob strung up 4 men.  There were 3 guest speakers, and each one brought his own spin of the events […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 638 April 16, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Wanted to remind everyone that this coming Sunday, April 19th is the OKOLHA Rendezvous at Ada, Oklahoma to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ada hanging in 1909.  Herman Kirkwood will start the show off at 8am in downtown Ada, at Townsend and Broadway.   We hope many […]

  • Vol 13  Issue 637      April 9, 2009

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net The majority of T&T Readers are senior citizens, including myself, but there are some over 90.  If awards are given out to the oldest, Tweed in Dallas, Texas would have to be on the list (along with several others).  Tweed, through her daughter Helen, has been contributing […]