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  • Bells of Carter County, Oklahoma

    updated 9/06/21 09/06/21 Ardmoreite Bryan Balfour received a new truck to drive for work. Bryan has named it Purple Haze. This was near the end of August, and a week later he mounted an air operated bell behind the cab. Photo 1    Photo 2 Alarm bell at Mountain Lake NW of Ardmore.Photo 1 Mountain Lake BellPhoto […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,330 July 28, 2022

    The Ardmore Statesman August 14, 1919 Road to Gainesville The committee given charge of “claying” the heavy sand on the road between Thackerville and the Red River bridge has made a report to the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce announcing that the work is completed and that the troublesome stretch of road is now in good […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,329 July 21, 2022

    A Glimpse Into The Past The Ardmore Democrat February 11, 1960 Slot Machines Taken In Raid At Local Club A lightning raid by 3 State crime bureau agents and sheriff Gerald Theo Cobb resulted in six slot machines being confiscated yesterday at the Ardmore Elks Club. The slot machines were taken to the sheriff’s office […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,328 July 14, 2022

    The Davis ProgressiveDavis, OklahomaApril 25, 1895 Hidden Treasure At Cobb Springs Davis like all other towns has her excitements, and of late, many a sleepless night has been spent by a few hidden treasure enthusiast in their vain efforts to dig up an earthen jar containing $48,000 which was supposed to have been buried a […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,328 July 7, 2022

    The Ardmore Statesman December 4, 1909 A Nervy Chap Joseph E. Buchanan, a young boy of Durwood, just east of Ardmore, at the point where the Rock Island and Frisco lines diverge, is certianly a pluckly chap. He has just opened up a printing office in his hometown, and has installed and is operating his […]

  • Vol 26 Issue 1,327 June 30, 2022

    A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST The Daily Ardmoreite Ardmore, OklahomaTuesday, September 17, 1907 DENISON, TEXAS OFFICER DEAD EX-POLICEMAN DIES OF WOUNDSRECEIVED SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN FIGHT Denison, Tex., Sept. 16. – The sudden death of John Crane, an ex-police officer, last week at his home, No. 331 Chestnut street, recalls to the mind of Denison […]

  • 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 […]