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Category: Year 2022

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,352 December 29, 2022

    Below is a sketch of the Whittington Hotel built in 1891 in Ardmore. It was a wooden structure, probably made of cottonwood, which was popular building material at that time. It was built by Wiley Frederick (W.F.) Whittington. He had come to Ardmore from Dexter Texas, and had been a captain in the Confederate army. […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,351 December 22, 2022

    Unidentified gentlemen pose in the famous Dew Drop Inn located in the basement of a drugstore on the northwest corner of Main and Caddo Streets. According to legend, the Dew Drop Inn was connected by tunnel to the California Cafe (old Stolfa Hardware Store) to the west and to the Whittington Hotel across Main Street. […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,350 December 15, 2022

    The Daily ArdmoreiteSunday, October 19, 1930 TEMPLE TO BE OPENEDSOUTHERN OKLAHOMA CITIZENS CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND Ardmore Masons Have Realized Dreamof Many Years in Building HomeThat Will Make Ardmore theMasonic Center of Southern Oklahoma For 30 years Masons have lived in hopes that some day the fraternity in Southern Oklahoma, particularly in Ardmore, would have […]

  • My HAM Radio Shack

    KC5JVT By Butch BridgesArdmore OklahomaUpdated: 1/26/23Online: 12/13/22 UPDATE: On Dec 30, 2022 the FCC granted me back my original 1994 callsign (for $35) of KC5JVT. Hip Hip Hooray! First a little of my HAM background. I started my HAM journey back in September 1994. A group of us local Ardmore, Oklahoma HAMs would meet every […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,349 December 8, 2022

    A lot of progress has been made the past month on the courthouse clock. The horologist from Ft Worth have almost brought the clockworks back from this broken condition, just a little more fine tuning on the bell workings. The courthouse maintenace crew is now working on the badly weathered hands and clock faces on […]

  • Love County Courthouse Clock – Marietta Oklahoma

  • Carter County Courthouse Info, History and Photos

    Ardmore, Oklahoma Courthouse Cupola Restoration Courthouse Seth Thomas Clock Love County Courthouse ClockMarietta, Oklahoma Cooke County Courthouse ClockGainesville, Texas

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,348 December 1, 2022

    December 10, 1933The Daily Ardmoreite Officer Escapes Assailants FireTwo men attacked Lorenz Boyd, Ardmore city officerBoyd sought to question accupants of motor carAttackers flea after shooting Police are in search of two men in a new model coupe who Friday night fired on Lorenz Boyd, city policeman, when he sought to question them. Bullets from […]

  • Chicken Coop From Pallets

    Chicken Coop Project – May 2009 By Butch Bridges Lone Grove, Oklahoma Last modified February 24, 2012

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,347 November 24, 2022

    The Daily Ardmoreite December 30th 1931   Prowler fires on Ardmore policeman   Bullet tears cap from head of Lorenz Boyd   Unidentified assailant shoots at patrolman from distance of only 5 ft Boyd followed man into alley Officer was investigating suspicious actions of prowler Lorenz boyd, city policeman, narrowly escaped death at 10:30 o’clock last night when […]