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  • Vol 17  Issue 863 August 8, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I had a request this week inquiring if anyone has info on a William “Bill” Oakes? Oakes was a Kansas real estate man from whose part in the run of the eighty-niners made him a wealthy man. If anyone has info on Mr. Oakes, let […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 862  August 1, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Back in 2004 I received an email from my uncle, Don Bridges, telling about his grandfather being murdered in Addington, Oklahoma. It seems that around 1900, well, here it is in his own words: May 22, 2004 T&T:  “Hi Butch, I hope someone can check out […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 861   July 25, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Calaboose – a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody.  I knew a calaboose was the same thing as a jail.  But I did not know until this week that its more than just a stationary building sitting on a foundation to hold […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 860   July 18, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 It is hard to believe another year has gone by and today is my birthday, again.  My mother told me years ago I was born about 8:30am on the 18th.  Maybe that is the reason all my life I’ve been an early riser.  I love […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 859  July 11, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I made a very special brick for Lone Grover Stephen Smithers and boy scout troop A404. The brick is going to West Virginia! The brick from this area (Arbuckle Area Council) will be one of many used to make a huge fire ring in the gardens as the […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 858   July 4, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received the letter below several years ago, and just ran across it and the envelope again, thought I’d share it with everyone this evening. Tim Holt was an actor in western movies and eventually retired in Oklahoma. The letter was typed on an old manual typewriter […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 857    June 27, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Saturday Jill and I traveled to Sulphur, Oklahoma to the Chickasaw Cultural Center. We watched a new movie showing for the first time in the theater, Cherokee Word for Water. We loved every minute and were so glad we made the trip to see it.  While […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 856 June 20, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I posted on Facebook a question posed to me last week inquiring about Ghost Hill Church and Parker Hill School. Several people chimed in with information as to where these places are located.  Come to find out both are SE of Wilson, Oklahoma and within […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 855 June 13, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Every month or two I see Albert Cullum from Overbrook at Walmart and he always has some interesting story to tell me.  This week was no different. He told me that years ago before the advent of reflective materials, traffic signs were made to show […]

  • Vol 17  Issue 854 June 6, 2013

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Because of my 5,000 friend limit on Facebook I have been trying to go through and remove those who have passed away.  So far, with the help of others too, I’ve removed about 20 people.  The other day I thought of Ardmoreite Tom Arnold who […]