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  • Vol 26 Issue 1,326 June 23, 2022

    A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST In 1930 there was an all out war being waged in Ardmore, Oklahoma on slot machines. Parents were mad that their children were using lunch money on the slot machines in local eating establishments. Ouster proceedings had been brought earlier against former sheriff Ewing London of Carter County, mainly because […]

  • Storm Shelter Installation

    By Butch Bridges August 9, 2011 Lone Grove, Oklahoma updated: 9/02/13 On October 15, 2009 we applied at the Lone Grove City Hall for a storm shelter through a FEMA program which would reimburse 75% of the cost of the shelter, up to a max of $2,000.  Of course when you’re waiting it seems like […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,325 June 16, 2022

    GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST Jan 9, 1913 – The Daily Ardmoreite; GERONIMO”S BAND DWINDLES TO SIX Last Remnants of Famous Fighting Indian Force Are Few In Number Washington- Of the Apache Indians held as prisoners of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma 176 have elected to remove to the Mescalero Indian reservation in southern New Mexico, while the remaining 88 […]

  • UFO Scare 1965

    The following story appearedon the front page of The Daily Ardmoreite Invasion of Southern Oklahoma THE DAILY ARDMOREITEMonday, August 2, 1965Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmoreites Spot Flying Objects in Sky Flashing multi-colored objects invaded the skies Sunday night to hover over Ardmore  and other Southern Oklahoma cities. The weird-shaped hovering objects, most of which threw off a […]

  • Water Well Experience 2008

    By Butch BridgesLone Grove, OklahomaOnline August 2008Updated July 9, 2017 Ever since Jill and I moved south of Lone Grove February 2, 2008 I have wanted a water well on our property.  I wanted another source of water besides our SOWC meter.  Harold Newman lives about 4 miles on southwest of us and is in […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,324 June 9, 2022

    December 4, 1908Ardmore, OklahomaBloody Tragedy At Fire HeadquartersTerrible pistol duel in which Earnest Plyler is shot to death and Joseph Roberson wounded Ernest Plyler, driver for the fire department, lies dead at Bridgman’s undertaking rooms with a bullet hole through his right breast and Joseph Roberson, also a member of the fire department is in […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,323 June 2, 2022

    I was glad some turned out to see the procession bringing Seaman First Class Billy Turner home after 80 years. Billy was killed in WWII during the bombing of the U.S.S. Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor and just recently, through DNA tests, was his remains identified. The escort started at DFW and continued to Ardmore, then […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,322 May 26, 2022

    The Whittington Hotel, SW corner of East Main and Caddo Street. When the Whittington hotel, with 72 rooms was built in 1896 it eclipsed the Wisnor in elegance and size and was said to be the finest hotel between Kansas City and Fort Worth. Even closer to the railroad station, just a block away, it […]

  • The Rubio Incident

    Nephew of the President of Mexico Dies The Daily ArdmoreiteArdmore, OklahomaMonday, June 8, 1931 OFFICER KILLS TWO MEXICAN YOUTHSBill Guess Fires as StudentsGet Out of Motorcar With Guns Youths, Who Were Members of ProminentMexican Families, Mistook DeputySheriffs for Bandits, It DevelopedFollowing Shooting Here Emilio Cortes Rubio, 20, nephew of the president of Mexico and son […]

  • A History Lesson in Computers

    A History Lesson in Computers In the summer of 1980 I had been hearing and reading about all this computer stuff, and decided I would get a little taste of it myself. There was a company in town, which was owned by a friend of mine, which had a computer. He and his borther went […]