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Category: Year 2022

  • Ada Mystic

    Ada, Oklahoma Mystic Finds Body The Daily ArdmoreiteArdmore, Oklahoma Thursday, October 16, 1930MYSTIC FINDS BODY OF MISSING FARMERBody of Alton Edgar, Who Disappeared From His HomeNear Madill on Night of Oct. 7, Is Found in RavineSouth of Madill With Bullet Wound in Head. MADILL, Oct. 16. – (Special) – Oriental mysticism today played a major […]

  • Life As A Reserve Deputy Sheriff

    My life with theCarter County Sheriffs Officeas a Reserve DeputyAugust 1, 1975 – December 31, 2016 by Butch BridgesLone Grove, OklahomaOnline August 19, 2021Updated August 22, 2021 In 1973 during my employment with the Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service (1970-1986) I was the only ambulance driver who resided inside the Ardmore city limits besides the ambulance service director, Bill […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,317 April 21, 2022

    This week’s newsletter will be a short one. My new website is still under construction, fine tuning and cosmetic changes. We’ve had one technical problem after another, but we are making progress. So bear with us until its all done.  A Glimpse Into The Past  Three R’s in a wagon Mrs Nora Hoffman says that […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,318 April 28, 2022

    This week’s newsletter will be another short one. My new website is still under construction, but coming along nicely. Most of the actual webpage have been converted to the new WordPress format. Now to copy over 20,000 photos from the old website, and paste them into the new one, within their respective Folders. So bear […]

  • GoFundMe Website Continuance Fund

    Oklahoma History Website Continuance Plan Go Fund Me Program Administered by Butch BridgesArdmore, Oklahoma580-490-6823 This webpage updated 05/25/22 Online since 01/21/22 Email Butch Bridges butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net Purpose: Money received will be used to pay for the yearly expenses of my website Expenses would include among others, the $156 a year to the Hosting Service where the […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,316 April 14, 2022

    I was searching for something the other day in my archives and ran across the link below. I had bookmarked it on my PC several years ago and forgotten about it. It is a wealth of Carter county history. Its 130 pages entitled Carter County Then and Now by Bob Burke and Eric Dabnet and commissioned by […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,315 April 7, 2022

    December 11, 1901Oklahoma Sandstorms, by Edson Smith, Jr. Remember the “sandstorms” from the early days of Oklahoma? There was one special storm that came into Wirt when I was a kid. It came in from the Northwest. The Dourghty boy who lived across the road north of the Dundee school had spent the night with […]

  • Vol 26, Issue 1,314 March 31, 2022

    The Daily Ardmoreite May 25, 1915Frisco will use new Ringling Depot in ArdmoreWill discontinue use of Rock Island, Santa Fe, and move over as soon as it is completed.  It became known for a certainty that the Frisco railroad company would use the new Ringling Depot in Ardmore for their local business as soon as […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,313 March 24, 2022

    We haven’t been to Enos (south of Madill) by Lake Texoma in over 10 years. Enos is 15 miles south of Madill. Its just a wee little town, but I’ve heard its grown like a weed the past few years and no longer a wee little hamlet. And it has a great place to eat […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,312 March 17, 2022

    My 2005 Newsletter Revisited – September 22, 2005 On September 22, 2005 I stopped by the Burger Ranch at 708 E Lake Murray Drive to try a Super Dog On A Stick. Many of you will remember this is the first location of Ponder’s Superdog back in the early 1950s. Here is a picture of […]