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  • Vol 21  Issue 1,082   October 19, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 April 2002 Issue: “There are a couple of hand dug water wells in Healdton, Oklahoma. One of the  wells was recently discovered when workers were building the Nature Trail that’s being prepared on the north side of town. It was right in the middle of trail, […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,081 October 12, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The following story appearedon the front page of The Daily ArdmoreiteInvasion of Southern Oklahoma The Daily ArdmoreiteMonday, August 2, 1965Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmoreites Spot Flying Objects in SkyFlashing multi-colored objects invaded the skiesSunday night to hover over Ardmoreand other Southern Oklahoma cities https://oklahomahistory.net/ufo.html September 1933Carter County […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,080  October 5, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 September 30, 1907The Daily ArdmoreiteArdmore, Oklahoma Ardmore’s Fine Paving Is Attracting Committees From Other Cities Shawnee is investigating and sending a delegation to Ardmore to obtain a practical observation of the virtue of our asphalt, it’s cheapness and durability. Shawnee is deeply interested in the […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,079  September 28, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The Daily Chieftain, October 8, 1902, Vinita, Indian Territory.Charged with murder committed near Ardmore over 10 years ago Bud English, an alleged horse thief, has been arrested at Ardmore charged with the murder of William Caine, an officer 10 years ago. At the time of […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,078  September 21, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Lebanon Oklahoma, what’s the largest town in what is now Marshall County, had been located in three different places since it was started. The town had its beginning at old “Rock Point” and Jim Hayes and Charley Tom’s started the first business there. Then in […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,077  September 14, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 There has been lots of mention of the Hardy Murphy Coliseum the past week or so with the movement of the Mercy train from there to the depot. Robert Hensley sent in a old photo of Bruce Ross at the Ardmore rodeo back around 1950. […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,076   September 7, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 On Wednesday September 6, 2017 the long planned move of Ardmore’s locomotive Mercy Train’s move began. Robert Hensley took some great pictures from the loading of the locomotive and coal car (oil car) on trailers, one trailer had 60 wheels. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos17b/Loco1108BradyTrucks090617.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos17b/LiftingLoco1108.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos17b/Loco1108OffGround090717.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos17b/Loco1108loaded090617f.jpg https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos17b/Loco1108loaded090617c.jpg […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,075   August 31, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST On September 13, 1933 Pauls Valley, Oklahoma police were investigating the poison death of that city’s resident, Jim Taylor, age 55. The investigation would reveal a sickening set of events that led up to the death of Taylor. Taylor and […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,074  August 24, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Below are a couple of excerpts from James Clark’s book A Journey Through the Mind of a Lawyer: “Do you know what contempt of court is, Mr. Studeman?” “Yeah, That’s when you think the judge trying your case is trying to […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,073 August 17, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Excerpts from James Clark’s book A Journey Through the Mind of a Lawyer: “My wife begged not to go with those killers, but I paid her no mind. It was a lot like playing army when I was a kid. I […]