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  • Vol 20  Issue 989  January 7, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 Early Day Ardmore Doctors by Paul N. Frame 1949 Before considering the physicians in early Ardmore, it is of interest to note that a survey of medicine in the Choctaw Nation in 1884 revealed that a large majority of men practicing medicine in the Nation […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 939   January 22, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 The Henry Baum Sr. family were among the first settlers to Ardmore in the 1890s. Henry was offered a position with the “Iron Store”, one of the earliest businesses in Ardmore. Henry was living in Gainesville, Texas and accept the offer. Henry eventually became the […]

  • Vol 19  Issue 937  January 8, 2015

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST In the early morning hours of Monday, July 2, 1962 J.C. Boone was performing his night watchman duties for the city of Wilson, Oklahoma as he had been doing for over a year. Wilson resident and service station owner Leo […]

  • Vol 20  Issue 1040 December 29, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Matthew Berryhill, nick named Ponkies, was born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ohio in 1844 and in 1860 was listed in the census as an carpenter’s apprentice. Berryhill move to Texarkana, Texas in 1870 and was headed toward the new construction job call Fort Sill when […]

  • Vol 20  Issue 1039  December 22, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I was in the Nance Home Furnishings business this week and there on display was an interesting piece of Ardmore history. It was the gray uniform worn by the professional Rosebuds baseball team. The Rosebuds were originally in Victoria, Texas, but when the team’s owner […]

  • Vol 20  Issue 1038  December 15, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 We’ve had some cold temps the last couple days, but Friday is suppose to reach 70 here in Southern Oklahoma. What strange weather we have. But the worst is coming this weekend. Severe cold predicted with night time wind chill temps forecasted to reach down […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1037 December 8, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Today the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains is colder than a well digger’s foot. On average temps are predicted hang around 17 degrees tonight. That is way too cold to my liking. We been eating homemade hot soup in a Crockpot the past two […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1036  December 1, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 This week a childhood friend, Tommy Elmore, from the NE was inquiring about some info on the 700 ranch that was Ardmore’s first residence. I pulled out my copy of Sally Gray’s book and here is the story: Before the arrival of the railroad, the […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1035 November 24, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Thanksgiving Day is almost to an end. I am finally finishing up my newsletter. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving no matter how small or large the event. And to remember we need to be thankful for more then just one day. We did […]

  • Vol 20 Issue 1034   November 24, 2016

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 https://knnc7e.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/ttphotos16b/Loco1108Sandblast111316a.jpg https://knnc7e.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/ttphotos16b/Loco1108Sandblast111316b.jpg Something interesting on the above photo. All but one man is wearing a hat of the times. One man in a white stripped shirt is wearing what looks like a modern day baseball cap. They didn’t have baseball caps like today back in […]