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Category: Year 2022

  • Ardmore Airpark Memorial Visitors

    Below are the pages from the visitors who signed the Registry Book at the Ardmore Memorial Park. I still have quite a bit of fine tuning to go. People would sign on pages amid other signatures of different years of signing. Anyway, as you look through the pages, you will see what I mean. The […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,344 November 3, 2022

    November 5, 194330 head of Buffalo to go to lake Murray   30 head of Buffalo transferred from a ranch in Medford, will be placed on a peninsula at Lake Murray State Park Saturday afternoon, Leonard Byrd, ranger, said Friday. Mystery: Nearly everywhere I looked and searched the address showed the old Carnegie Library on Stanley […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,343 Oct 27, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The PastThe Daily ArdmoreiteNovember 3, 1942 John E. McCain, county judge, made county Air Raid Warden  Appointed to replace Leo Atkins, who is to enter war activity Resignation of Leo Atkins as county Air Raid Warden was announced Tuesday by Wilson Wallace, county defense council chief, and the appointment of John E. […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,342 Oct 20, 2022

    Withining 24 hours, tents had been erected along Ardmore’s Main Street laid out and named by Jim Staples. Some of the first professionals to arrive were Lauck and Lauck, land attorneys. The first wooden structures were built by the Frensley Brothers, with lumber brought on the first train to arrive at the Ardmore station, and […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,341 Oct 13, 2022

    Ardmore began as a railroad Town come and the railroad is still an integral part of the city. The old Union depot, which stood abandoned for many years, has been refurnished and gained a game again serves as a passenger platform for the heartland flyer. It is also home to Ardmore main Street authority, which […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,340 Oct 6, 2022

    The Daily ArdmoreiteMay 30, 1943 edition Disastrous Fire in 1895 Brought Many Advances Out of the Ashes Came Progressive Forward Steps Here When citizens of Ardmore retired Thursday April 18, 1895, little did they dream they would awaken by the dread cry of fire and before another sunset see the businesses destroyed of the rapidly […]

  • 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 […]