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  • Vol 15  Issue 779   December 29, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 In a couple of days this year will come to an end.  I want to express the appreciation I have for all the good times myself and so many others have shared right here the past 12 months, not to mention the learning of so […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 778  December 22, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Sunday, December 28, 1919Ardmore, Oklahoma BUCK GARRETT HOST TO COUNTY SHUT-INS ON CHRISTMAS DAY At the county jail, following his usual custom, Sheriff Buck Garrett was host to the prisoners on Christmas Day. And the sheriff lived up to his policy of not doing things by halves […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 777  December 15, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Thursday evening I had a terrible time trying to get my newsletter sent out.  My email program would send out a couple hundred and then just stop, just hang there for about 10 minutes until it timed out. This went on the rest of […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 776  December 8, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 12/10/11 Mystery solved.  After trial and error, I found that my subscribers (7 of them) with noble.org on the end would not go through. I don’t know if the Noble Mail Server was treating those 7 as Spam or what, but they were undeliverable. In […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 775 December 1, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 An old friend has moved back to Ardmore and living here like he did in the 1930s.  I’m talking about the Palacine Indian statue. Ardmore’s collector-of-about-anything-Ardmore, Steven Harris, has looked far and wide for years in search of this statue from Ardmore’s past. He finally […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 774  November 24, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving Day was a good one and all that stuffing until we’re ready to pop is behind us.  We didn’t have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner like most. Jill prepared a pot roast that was out of this world, along with green beans, candied […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 773 November 17, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Steve Hamm is in the process of adding another piece of history to the Ardmore Criterion website. This 52 page collection of historical Ardmore sites was a creation of Sally Gray before her death last year. Almost every page has a photo of Ardmore’s past, many before statehood […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 772   November 10, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 With Veterans Day tomorrow ( Friday November 11th) I thought I’d share a letter written by my uncle, Paul E. Bridges, less than 30 days before he was killed in action on French soil in January 1945. I cannot imagine that January day in 1945 […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 771  November 3, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Received an email this week with a picture of an otter attached. His field cam snapped the picture the other night southwest of Dougherty, Oklahoma in the Arbuckle Mountains. He wasn’t real sure if it was an otter or a mink.  So I posted it […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 770 October 27, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 There has been a slow gentle rain nearly all day today across Oklahoma, including Carter county where its so badly needed.  Supposed to be more tonight, then clearing on Friday.  We will take all the rain we can get right now. The rain gauge at the […]