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  • Vol 21  Issue 1,062  June 1, 2017

    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 21  Issue 1,061 May 25, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Togo’s bath house located on A Street Northwest directly north of the old First National Bank was a popular gathering place for local men. He trained aspiring boxers all of whom remember him with great fondness and respect Alfred McKerson, […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,060  May 18, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Dr. W. M. Anderson (1867-1954) was the first resident veterinarian in Ardmore, Indian Territory and the surrounding territory arriving in 1901. He practice 53 years in Ardmore and was a true pioneer of his profession. He loved all animals and […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,059 May 11, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The PastArdmore, OklahomaSunday, March 29, 1925 STROMAN WORKS FOR BIGGER AND BETTER ARDMORE Only Dealer in Auto Replacement Supplies in This Section of State The Stroman Motors Supply Co., located at 224 West Main street, Ardmore, is the only jobber of automobile […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,058  May 4, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past In October 1971 seven people filed for the Carter County Commissioners post for District 2. There was Carl Pevehouse, a Ratliff City rancher. (The post came up for election when incumbent Joyce Taliaferro died in office in August of 1971.) […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,057  April 27, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past American Glycerin and American Torpedo Co224 11th NW Phone 218 Ardmore, OklahomaAn Ardmore business around 1937Submitted by: Leroy “Mac” McDaniel (1926-2005)of Mannsville, Oklahoma Before WWII the United States was trying to locate and have in reserve all of the oil, […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1,056 April 20, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past At noon Monday, January 14, 1974 a southbound Amtrak passenger train jumped the track at the depot here in Ardmore. Myself and Bill Lewis were on duty at the ambulance service. When we arrived at the station, several of the […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1055  April 13, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The PastThe Daily Ardmoreite – June 8, 1942Gene Autry, Oklahoma‘To Be Taken To Mayes County’Families Removed From Ardmore Army Air Field To Get New LocationTwenty-eight farm buildings on the site of the air field near Ardmore will be removed to government owned […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1054 April 6, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Before Oklahoma became a state, Ben Collins was an Indian policeman for the Chickasaw Nation. He lived 5 miles south of Milburn, Oklahoma. One evening around 10pm in August 1906, Ben Collins was standing on the porch with his wife, […]

  • Vol 21  Issue 1053  March 30, 2017

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A GLIMPSE INTO THE PASTby Dave Ross, Ranchman’s Lye SoapPonder, Texas Making Lye Soap Like Great-Grandma First we start with the trimmings from our steaks and render out the tallow in big pots. Second we boil the fat with water to take out any impurities […]