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  • Vol 23  Issue 1,176  August 8, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Western Union in Ardmore There has been a Western Union office in Ardmore since at least the year 1912. The manager at that time was W. T. Salisbury, as recalled by his daughter Mrs. Margarette Evans. Mrs. Evans worked many years in the office as […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,175  August 1, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Watson Grocery and feed store Lee Watson, formerly of the state of California, is now proprietor of the first store to be built in a little town that is being built midway between Indianola Business College and Chickasaw Collegiate Institute, about 1/2 Mile northeast from […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,174  July 25, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Weeks Brothers Hardware – Ardmore In a little frame structure on Court Street, Weeks Brothers begin their business career in Ardmore five years ago last May. That was an 1895. Since that time the city has grown, but not as rapidly as has the business […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,173   July 18, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 J.C. Penney Company The nationwide chain of J. C. Penney company was founded by a man who is known worldwide, not just for his quality of merchandise, but for his faithfulness in the tithing to his God. This chain first opened in Ardmore in the […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,172  July 11, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Paradise Vista Tourist Courts – Ardmore, Oklahoma James Pinckney Williams, better known as Cowboy Pink Williams (1892-1976), was the builder, owner and operator of the tourist court east of Ardmore. The idea for this business venture was the results of his having stayed overnight in such a […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,171    July 4, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Kendall & Company Grocery and Feed W.C. Kendall is well-qualified by nature and experience for the grocery business. He opened his doors to the public in Ardmore on January 1st 1899, but for 20 years previous, he was engaged in the same line in Kentucky. […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,170 June 27, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 L. J. Johnson, Saddler, 1899 Mr. L. J. Johnson conducts one of the most extensive barn and saddle manufacturing establishments in the Indian Territory. Those contemplating purchasing anything worn by man’s best friend, the horse, should take the time to examine his stock. You will […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,169   June 20, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 George Hoffman and brothers Meat Market It is seldom we find in a small city no larger than Ardmore is at this time, two or more first class meat markets, and that such is the case here is cause for congratulations. George Hoffman and Brothers […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,168  June 13, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Healdton Herald The year 1916 marks the beginning of the Healdton Herald, a weekly newspaper. In 1924, it was purchased by Homer Hedges, a young man of 23 years, but you had been printing since age 13. The news editor was Burt Huddleston, and his […]

  • Vol 23  Issue 1,167   June 6, 2019

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 Galoob Dry Goods – Healdton OklahomaGaloob Iron & Supply Company Sam Galoob arrived in New York City from Russia in the year 1911. He was born in 1880 and had been serving in the military under the Czar of Russia. He moved west from New […]