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  • Vol 17  Issue 873    October 17, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Artesian Wells.  There are three regions in Oklahoma in which artesian wells are found.  An artesian well is one in which the water rises in the well, usually coming to the surface. Wells of this kind are found only where the rock strata lie in […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 872 October 10, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Mark Freeman Jr. was just across the Kansas line into Osage county, Oklahoma from his 3,500-acre cattle ranch. It was in the early 1950s when he and a fellow rancher were bidding on livestock. ?Look down there, you?ll be interested in this,? the friend said.  […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 871  October 3, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last week I received a 1958 aerial picture of the old Ardmore Airbase NE of Ardmore. There are about (what is thought to be) 70 C130’s on the runways and tarmacs.https://knnc7e.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/ttphotos13a/ArdmoreAirfieldAerial1958.jpg On Tuesday of this week I was proud to attend an appreciation event for […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 870  September 26, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Ex-Ardmoreite Richard Henry sent in an email and link to about a dozen photos taken at the old Jack’s Skating Rink. Jack’s was located at Whittington Park (next to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum).  Here it is in his own words: “Hi Butch, I really enjoy your […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 869  September 19, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Janice Curtis brought me an old booklet printed by The Daily Ardmoreite years ago with info and photos of the 1915 Great Explosion that nearly destroyed downtown Ardmore. I made a Folder on my website and copied all the pages into that folder. https://oklahomahistory.net/1915explosion/ Here […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 868 September 12, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 In December 2002 the Ardmore Airfield memorial was installed at the Ardmore Airpark to remember those who died in plane crashes there and in other places in the U.S. while training from that airbase. We learned from a relative the name of Peterson should read […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 867  September 5, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 When I went to work at the ambulance service in Ardmore on August 1, 1970 I remember walking over to the old Dr. Frederick vonKeller Ardmore Hospital building; The closed hospital was located on the west side of the ambulance service (12th NW and North Commerce) behind […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 866   August 30, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 This week’s newsletter is a little shorter than usual because I’ve been spending all my extra time getting our new toy we bought a week ago last Saturday ready to travel. We decided to go for broke a couple weeks ago and traveled to Cleburne, […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 865   August 22, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Back in the 1930s under the Waldorf Astoria in New York City was a secret railway substation. It linked the Waldorf Astoria to Grand Central terminal, a 1,000 feet away. Still sitting in this station after all these years is a railroad car that in […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 864 August 15, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 1975 at Griffith, Indiana by Ken Updike We had just had a supervisors meeting in Dell Falls, Wisconsin. It was Friday the 13th, 1975. We had got home rather late in Madison Wisconsin. Dave (My Boss) called me from the office.  Get down here quick.  The propane […]