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  • Vol 24  Issue 1,239 October 22, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” A Glimpse Into The Past The Business World Mrs. Barry’s School About 1890 In the old days regular schools shied away from […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,238   October 15, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past From Luck To A Planned Program The education children received in early Indian Territory days was largely a matter of luck, home grown most of the time like everything else, it depended a great deal on the education, interest and […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,237 October 8, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Elisah S. Mason established a post office in 1883 one-half mile east of the present site of Healdton. The community, called Mason after its founder, sported a few houses, a general store and a wagon yard. Charles H. Heald became […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,236 October 1, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Community Backing Builds a Golf Course The group of men meeting in 1954 liked the town of Healdton, agreed with the statements made by the area’s most ardent boost in their recreational afternoons off they all had found themselves walking […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,235   September 24, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past The mail must go through. The photo below is Roy Withers, now of Wirt, as he started on his mail run one day from old Healdton, 1/2 mile east of the present Healdton, before the railroad came through that area. […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,234   September 17, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past – 1927 Photos Ernest Martin (retired Oklahoma state senator) brought to me a brochure this week (Feb 1998) he found in one of his mother’s books. He estimates it was published around 1927 and gives a pictorial view of sights […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,233    September 10, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past John Henry Rutledge and wife, Lillie Magnolia White Rutledge, lived in the Halletsville-Rosebud, Texas area where the Rutledges had lived for many years. The recollections of their eldest son were of the family living in Denison, Texas, where John Henry […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,232   September 3, 2020

    Ardmore, Oklahoma Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past In far southwestern Carter county, Oklahoma is a tiny community called Rexroat, Oklahoma. But during the Oklahoma oil boom years, 50 and 70 years ago, Rexroat was like many communities in this county, a bustling town. The town has the same name as State […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,231 August 27, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Clarence Carnes was born in Daisy, Oklahoma, the oldest of five children. He was sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 19 for the murder of a garage attendant during an attempted hold-up. In early 1945, he escaped from […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,230 August 20, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past About 9 miles east of Ardmore on Highway 199 is Dickson, Oklahoma. In 1973 the Town of Dickson voted to hire their first City Marshal. The primary factor leading to the hiring was the many speeders along the highway in […]