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  • Vol 26 Issue 1,339 Sept 29, 2022

    Ardmore’s wooden viaduct fire started on July 4, 1964. The black smoke from the burning creosote could be seen for many miles. I have made a webpage on this spectacular fire. After tapping on the link below be sure and scroll down to get to the story “Moose’s Snack Shack,” for lunch; just across the […]

  • Ardmore Viaduct Fire 1964

    On the day of the fire Ardmoreite Doyle Williams took a video of the fire with an 8mm color camera. He has graciously made the 3 minute film available on CD and sent me one of the CDs. What others have said: May 1998: “I remember well the day the Viaduct burned. I was an […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,338 Sept 22, 2022

    February 4, 1954 Paris, Texas Mrs Reed Ward dies here today  Mrs. Reed Ward (b. Sept 29,1887) , 67, of Idabel, Oklahoma, the former Salisainey Jones, reputedly the richest woman of the Choctaw nation, died in the sanitarium of Paris, Texas Thursday about 2:00 a.m. She was well known for her generosity with for her wealth, […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,337 Sept 15, 2022

    Back in the early 1970s we’d transport patients to the VA Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. One Sunday afternoon I had to transport a Veteran to that hospital in our long hearse type Pontiac ambulance. The driving distance was 146 miles one way. I arrived about 7:00pm and knew I could not make it back to […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,336 Sept 8, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The Past The Daily Ardmoreite, April 5, 1928 Franz Kim, county attorney of Marshall County, was shot and killed April 3, 1928 by Sheriff Edd Long, after an argument during a commissioners meeting. Kim said a claim submitted by Long was too exorbitant. After a few minutes of argument, Long was alleged […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,335 Sept 1, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The Past The Daily ArdmoreiteFebruary 16, 1903  Blizzard of Unusual Severity Rages Over The Land Rain, hail, sleet and snow with a biting cold wind holds high carnival, cattle suffer and business interrupted Following closely upon the cold rains of last week a blizzard of immense proportions has swooped across the country […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,334 August 25, 2022

    A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Just 40 miles south of Ardmore, across the Red River into Texas, is Gainesville, Texas. In 1880 my mother’s grandparents moved from Altoona, PA to Gainesville and that was our start in this area. Gainesville is the county seat for Cooke county. The Cooke county Courthouse has an original working […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,333 August 18, 2022

    The Daily Ardmoreite July 16, 1957 How now, atomic cow? The State Health Department has been asked to investigate reports from Bryan and Johnston county there’s some supercharged hay being consumed on the Swald Raggett ranch north of Kenefic. It all started when Lewis B. Leach took his scintillator to the ranch to test some […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,332 August 11, 2022

    The Daily ArdmoreiteJuly 16, 1957Carter County Polio Clinic Will Open Here WednesdayArdmore Civic auditorium will be the scene of a county wide polio clinic Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.Salt vaccine polio shots will be given free to all persons under 20 years old and to expectant mothers. Adults will be charged […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,331 August 4, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The Past Sheriff Buck Garrett Chairman Committee On Transportation To Camp For the past 2 years sheriff Garrett has hired automobiles to transport the children to the farms at the mountain camp at Turner Falls. He is made chairman of the committee again this year and that means that there will be […]