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  • Vol 24  Issue 1,229 August 13, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past In September 1906, one of the worst train accidents ever in the history of this country, took place just south of a small town named Dover, Oklahoma. Heavy rains had washed away the bridge that night as the Rock Island […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,228 August 6, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Nine miles north of Ardmore, Oklahoma is the small town of Springer. It had been a town long before statehood in 1907. In 1910 this little bustling city almost became a town in name only. On a Friday evening in […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,227 July 30, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past A Country Doctor Nowadays when a man becomes a doctor it may be reasonably assumed that he will spend most of his available time and energy in the actual practice of medicine. But the old country doctor’s time spent in […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,226 July 23, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Medical Arts Clinic In addition to this hospital and Memorial Hospital, Ardmore has a new osteopathic hospital. All three stay full as patients come from far and to avail themselves of the experience and skill of the fine men and women who […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,225    July 16, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past They wanted a zoo, and got it. In 1950 a group of Ardmore Jaycees decided they wanted a zoo for the community. True, they had no money and no knowledge of zoo management. But, believing in crossing the nearest bridges […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,224    July 9, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Charles E. Fraley Although he died in 1917, Charles E. Fraley is still remembered with respect and admiration by many Ardmore residents. His name is perpetuated in Fraley Park and his skill as a builder is evidenced in the family home he […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,223  July 2, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Easley and The Ardmoreite To attempt to tell the story of the Daily Ardmoreite without telling the story of John Franklin Easley would be folly, for here was a man who worked for the paper over 59 years, 37 of […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,222  June 18, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Lawrence O. Freeman plowed his trusty locomotive, the old six-driver No. 1108, on an errand of mercy that fateful day 1915. It was the veteran railroader who hogged his engine down the Santa Fe main line at speeds up to 90 […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,221 June 18, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past William Moses KirkpatrickCarter County Commissioner A well-known pioneer family in the Fox-Graham area was the William Moses Kirkpatricks 1862-1938, who settled there in 1903 with their four sons and three daughters. Four of their great-grandchildren are now enrolled inthe school […]

  • Vol 24  Issue 1,220  June11, 2020

    PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402 Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823 A Glimpse Into The Past Back way before 1900 when Lone Grove was just a tent or two and this entire area was pretty much treeless flat plains, there was one clump of trees on a high spot seven miles west of Ardmore. The location […]