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  • Vol 18  Issue 907  June 12, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Oklahoma is divided into 77 counties.  The state’s founders set up the county government system so the citizens of Oklahoma could travel to their nearest county seat, take care of business, get a marriage license, pay taxes, attend court, buy grocers, etc., and be back […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 906   June 5, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 As everyone knows we are in a terrible drought here in western and southern Oklahoma.  So many of our lakes and streams have lake levels that are way below normal.  Nearly all of them have water levels the lowest they have been in decades.  Some […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 905  May 29, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The Red Ryder western shows started out the in comic books and newspapers in 1938, and continuing to radio and then to TV. Don Reynolds who played Little Beaver will be the guest this coming Saturday, May 31, at the Gene Autry museum. Two Red […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 904  May 22, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 In September 1906, one of the worst train accidents ever in the history of this country, took place just south of a small town named Dover, Oklahoma. Heavy rains had washed away the bridge that night as the Rock Island train from Texas north bound […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 903  May 15, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Every now and then someone will ask if I was kin to Maurice Bridge who owned Bridge’s Jewelry on Main street.  What they failed to notice was that Bridge’s Jewelry has an apostrophe “s”. Maurice Bridge was an Ardmore businessman in Ardmore in the 1920s […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 902  May 8, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 August 16, 1925: ARDMORE PUTS HIGH GRADE OF GUNS ON MARKETSheriffs Marvel at Beauty of Manufacture,First Week of Operations,May Exhibit at Fair,The Hoffman arms factory began work making rifles and shotguns last Monday morning. Although quite considerable was accomplished the first week, yet there is […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 901  May 1, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 For the 2nd year in a row the Carter County Courthouse held Hawaiian Day last Friday.  Associate District Judge Lee Card was instrumental organizing the first Hawaiian Day and it has turned into an annual event. Employees brought a covered dish, and the BBQ for […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 900 April 24, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Greer County is in far southwest Oklahoma.  It originally belonged to Texas after they stole it from the United States. After several years of legal battles the disputed land wound up in the U.S. Supreme court and it ruled in March 1896 the 1.5 million […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 899   April 17, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Saturday we traveled to Love County to see the tractor show at Lebanon, Oklahoma (east of Marietta).  We didn’t look at the tractors that much, but visited with a number of people who had booths setup demonstrating their specialty. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos14a/LebanonTractor041214a.jpg This one is a […]

  • Vol 18  Issue 898  April 10, 2014

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email:  butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Saturday we made it over to Fort Washita east of Madill and the annual Fur Traders Rendezvous. There is a lot of history on that piece of Oklahoma ground.  I know they have been holding the rendezvous for over 15 years.  Most of the […]