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Category: Year 2015

  • Vol 19  Issue 988  December 31, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 It is December 31st and this year will be over in a few hours. In 2016 I will start my 20th year of publishing my weekly newsletter.  I can hardly believe that many years have gone by since I started in April 1996. I think […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 987   December 24, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 We all get Christmas wishes and cards this time of year. But every year Jill and I get a special Christmas card from Australia. Steve and Sonia Moran live north of Sidney and first time I met Steve in Ardmore was back in, I believe […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 986   December 17, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Anyone remember the Shiny Brite Christmas Tree ornaments? I remember hanging them on our tree back in the 60s. I placed a picture I found of the star made by Shiny Brite like we had in the 60s on my Facebook. In the matter of […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 985 December 10, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 This week we have had beautiful weather here in Southern Oklahoma.  I’m sure winter is on the way, and some weather models are predicting snow here on Christmas Day. A white Christmas would be nice. North of Tishomingo is Bromide, Oklahoma. Jimmie Martin has created […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 984  December 3, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 There has been many mentions about Ardmore millionaire oilman Jake Hamon and his girlfriend Clara on my website over the years. I even created a webpage on this 1920 event that made national headlines. A 348 page book (Jake and Clara) by David R. Stokes has just […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 983    November 26, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I am always sadden when a member of our T&T family passes away. This week I received word Harold Pittman of Camarillo, California died at his home there at the age of 76. Harold was born in Ardmore and his AHS classmates will remember him […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 982  November 19, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 April 19, 1918Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas ? Page 11 PARTICULARS OF RECENT KILLING Oklahoma Papers Tells About Killing of Rufe HighnoteThe Ardmoreite, published at Ardmore, Carter county, Oklahoma, near where Rufus P. Highnote was killed, in its issue of April 8th, give the […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 981 November 12, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I heard through the grapevine this week the Sonic on Grand Avenue as well as the old Radio Shack building next door will soon go the way of the wrecking ball. Well maybe not the wrecking ball but a bulldozer. I remember when I turned […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 980 November 5, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 I received the following email this week: “The State of Oklahoma put a town sign up on Highway 7 (13 miles west of Davis) there at Regan’s ranch marking ALPERS Oklahoma. -Gary My mind flashed back to the 1960s when I had a Honda motorcycle […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 979 October 29, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Ardmore was the first town in Oklahoma to have a Jewish synagogue. Below is an interesting article that was sent to me on the Jews arriving in the new state of Oklahoma including the town of Ardmore. Even though I am a life long native […]