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  • Vol 15  Issue 759  August 11, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 After no rain in Lone Grove in weeks, we finally got nearly an inch and a half of rain today!  Halleluiah!  But more rain is needed, the farm ponds and lake are still way down. In the last few hours I can see the grass […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 758  August 4, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received a request on my Facebook this week asking where a person could buy sorghum molasses.  My first thought was Key’s Grocery down near Caddo Street.  They sell Muddy Road Sorghum made by Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill in Tennessee! https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos11a/MudddyRoadSorghum1.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos11a/MudddyRoadSorghum2.jpg I found on Youtube a […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 757   July 28, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Cecil Elliott in OKC sent in some interesting photos this week. Hominy, Oklahoma is 40 miles NW of Tulsa. Back in the 90s Hominy had a lot of full color murals painted on the walls and sides of businesses in downtown area. Ardmore used to […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 756   July 21, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The Lone Grove Telephone Company was built by George L. Evans of Newport, and soon afterward, Evans sold it to Cole Johnson.  In 1909 Mr. Johnson, later a Carter County Commissioner, purchased a team of mules from John W. Gauntt on credit, with the intention of […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 755 July 14, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 A couple west of I-35 and 12th NW (west of Ardmore’s Loves Country Store) are two farm ponds.  One is on the north side of 12th street and almost dry from the drought. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos11a/FarmPond12thNW070711a.jpg Just 100 feet away on the south side of 12th Street […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 754  July 7, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I was going through some books, trying to see what all I really had, and found the 1966 booklet Confederate Grave Markers, Rosehill Cemetery, Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was compiled by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Mrs. Frankie Garrison Followill, Chairman. Recorders were Mrs Muriel Teel, Mrs Frankie […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 753  June 30, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received lots of comments on the write-up in the last issue on the Hamburger Inn.  But there is one email in particular that caught my attention, something I had forgot all about over the years.  It was the little stainless steel teapot Chock Thompson […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 752   June 23, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 During the past 15 years of this newsletter, quite often someone will write in about Ardmore’s historic Hamburger Inn. The Hamburger Inn started in 1938 by Ernest and Lillian Brown, and one of the most infamous stories involved their chief cook, Chock Thompson. It all […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 751   June 16, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 We went on a road trip last Saturday about 50 miles over into eastern Oklahoma to see the town of Caddo and then on to Atoka.  Most will remember Caddo as the town where one Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was killed (2 other Troopers were killed a […]

  • Vol 15  Issue 750  June 9, 2011

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 If you live in an area where you can receive OETA on the TV, there is a great opportunity to see Pearl The Movie this coming Saturday evening June 11th at 8pm Central Time. We first saw this movie at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in […]