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Vol 23  Issue 1,171     Circulation 5,000      July 4, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Kendall & Company Grocery and Feed

W.C. Kendall is well-qualified by nature and experience for the grocery business. He opened his doors to the public in Ardmore on January 1st 1899, but for 20 years previous, he was engaged in the same line in Kentucky. The stock carried is fresh and complete. September 1st he added the queensware, a type of fine Wedgewood pottery, and tinwear department. Mr. Kendall buys and sells all kinds of country produce, including wheat.
-Indian Territory and Carter County Pioneers book 1982

May 1935
The construction of the dam at Lake Murray started on October 15, 1934. When water has reached the top of the spillway, Lake Murray will have a top surface of 8,427 Acres

May 1935
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Johnson, 67, who with her husband, where the first residents of Milo, were conducted by Reverend Joe Amerine at the family residence. She and her husband had been residents of Milo for 46 years.

May 1959
Motorists are happily taking advantage of lower gasoline prices as distributors and retail service station outlets prepare for what has the earmarks of an all-out gasoline price war. The lowest price in the memory of local distributors was set Saturday morning when the price was dropped to 22.9 cents per gallon. The oil companies may be having their ups and downs but the average motorist, things just couldn't be better.

May 1959
4 tons of rattlesnakes were created for shipment out of town from Okeene, Oklahoma. It took some 1,000 hunters to pick that many snakes from the gypsum hills southwest of the small town at the Salt Creek Rattlesnake Roundup. Only three persons were bitten.

Q.  What famous movie star was born in Ryan, Oklahoma (south of Waurika)?
A.  Chuck Norris

Q.  Where in Oklahoma is the worlds largest peanut?
A.  Answer in next week's newsletter

Below is flagstone I recently sandblasted.

Below is from This and That newsletter archives of July 5, 2007

"Wrestler Danny Hodge (mentioned in the T&T vol. 11, issue 544, June 28, 2007) was at OU the one year I attended that University. I did not see it myself, but, it was said that if you handed Danny a new pair of pliers, he could grip them one handed and break off at least one side of the tool. Obviously, a young man of considerable strength." -Harold Burton, Ardmore, OK
"Butch, That swamp water is Duck Weed." -Grover Wells

July 1, 2007 Charles Smith sent in a video of Lake Murray's spillway running over last Sunday. I have put the video on my YouTube for viewing.

Some mail from this week's MAILBAG.....

Lydia Branum owned and operated the café where Hobo Joe’s is now located in Madill. Lydia lived across the street east, just north of the R R tracks. The cafe on the ‘’square’’ downtown was Lairds…… no connection to each other.
Butch, When I was growing up and living on Stanley in the early 50s, there was a small toy shop located in a woman's garage just to the west of Lincoln school. All I remember is the door was located on the west side of the building. The name could have been something like the Toy Cupboard. I just don't remember any more. I have several Dinky Toy vehicles that my mother bought for me from there. They are metal and were manufactured in England. I still have all of them and most of them are in their original boxes. Does anyone know anything about that?
Here is a postcard of the Ice Plant that was located on D St NW and Broadway. -Robert Hensley
"Readers, a family was looking through old photos and other items, and came across an item with the following words on it: “To My Daddy “Hadley” From His Baby Estelle, December 25, 1921”. They are unfamiliar with these name and are wondering if there is any one who might know who these people were?"
Snake night tonight . The cicadas are out and the copperheads know it. Killed five in the yard in the last 15 minutes. -Jon

"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." -Henry Ford

See everyone next week!

Butch and Jill Bridges

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