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Category: Year 2018

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,123 August 2, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 January 14, 1946 – Robert W. “Bob” Dick, First Mayor Ardmore, Dies His Work for City And Many Improvements He Accomplished Are Recalled by Death R. W. Dick, who is dead in his home in Oklahoma City, is better known in Ardmore than in any […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,122 July 26, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 The weather as been extremely hot, over 100 degrees, but starting tomorrow we are suppose to get a break from this heat, even rain is forecasts this weekend and Monday. If you live in the country, you really know how dry southern Oklahoma is, we […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,121 July 19, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I appreciate all of you who sent me happy birthday wishes this week. At last count there were over 800 best wishes and even though it was not humanly possible to answer every one, I am humbled beyond belief. Thank you. I am reminded of […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,120  July 12, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Wednesday July 11th I went to work at Hidden Lake RV Park south of Plainview schools. I’m looking forward to the new challenges, and working with owners Dave and Rose Stevens and some great employees, some I’ve known for years. Looking forward to trying […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,119  July 5, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Last Friday evening, July 1st, Ardmore could have lost another piece of history.  A lady trying to escape during a police chase lost control of her car at West Main and A Street SW and hit the front of the Colston Building which housed the […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,118  June 28, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Tomorrow, Friday 29th at 2:00pm will be my last day at the Ardmore Food Bank. I started work there May 9th of this year and as I mentioned on here and my Facebook 4 weeks ago that the heavy lifting required (mainly heavy boxes of […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,117  June 21, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 I’ve been sending out my newsletter since March 1997 and every now and then I’d mention my grandfather on my mother’s side, Stanley Carmon. I’ve never gone in detail about him, nor published his information page from the Indian Territory and Carter County Pioneers book. […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,116 June 14, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823    Dr. Julius H. Peterman was born in Arnswald Germany on November 14, 1839. He was the oldest of six children. His male ancestors was mostly military men of large stature and he was called the “little one” of the family.     He received his […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,115  June 7, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Robert Hensley, Ardmoreite and history buff extraordinaire, sent in a photo this week of the Longhorn Trading Post south of Overbrook, Oklahoma (circa 1945). As a teen I barely remember stopping there a couple times with my grandparents. It had so much to see and […]

  • Vol 22  Issue 1,114 May 31, 2018

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Vol I received an interesting photo last week that really caught my attention. A 1907 cabinet photograph of the first 3 Carter County commissioners. When I read the names at the bottom and 2 of the 3 men I had never heard of, that really […]