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Vol 22  Issue 1,134  October 18, 2018

PO Box 2, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402

Email: butchbridges@oklahomahistory.net, Phone: 580-490-6823

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Daddy wants to play

Rain, rain go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Mommy wants to play

Rain, rain, go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Brother wants to play

Rain, rain, go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Sister wants to play

Rain, rain, go away
Rain, Rain, go away
Come again another day
All the family wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Another week of off and on rain. I know a lot of people are wishing the rain would stop. This area is soaked. If you’re in a vehicle and get off the pavement, you’re stuck. And they are predicting 1 or 2 more inches of rain over the next 24 hours.

September 1934
B. T. Tankersley of Milo has a rare old violin on display. The instrument bears the Andreas Amati label of 1614. Tankersley said the fiddle has been in his family for more than a century. According to Tankersley the fiddle has passed through several wars and has furnished music for many country thing fandangos.

September 1934
A gas price war is currently underway with most stations cutting gas prices at the pump $0.03 a gallon. New prices are 16, 14 and $0.12 a gallon for the three grades.

September 2003
Harvey Douglas new crematory in Lone Grove will be open to the public on Sunday afternoon September 28th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Knowledgeable staff members will answer questions and conduct tours.

Q.  Deep in these Oklahoma mountains sits a uniform forest that looks like something out of a horror movie. It has over 20,000 trees, planted exactly 6 feet apart in every direction, and it’s rumored to be haunted. Where are these mountains?
A.   Deep in the Wichita Mountains Refuge in southern Oklahoma sits a uniform forest that looks like something out of a horror movie. The Parallel Forest has over 20,000 trees, planted exactly 6 feet apart in every direction, and it’s rumored to be haunted.
CLICK HERE

Q.  This hike will take you to the highest point in Oklahoma and an unforgettable experience.
A.  Answer in next week’s newsletter

Here’s a piece of granite I sandblasted with a motorcycle on it. I held my breath when I started sandblasting the motorcycle, but it turned out beautiful!

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/bricks/CharlesMillerMarker.jpg

Below is from This and That newsletter archives of October 19, 2006

Speaking of statistics, the Carter County Assessor’s website topped the 1 million mark in page views last week. With over 32,000 parcels of land online, its one of the most visited websites in this county.
http://www.cartercountyassessor.org/
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For those of you familiar with Pawhuska, Oklahoma I received a special request by email this week regarding a brick making company that used to be in Pawhuska. Below is the email from Chris:
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“Butch, I enjoy your site, and you have been very helpful in the past in the hobby of brickcollecting. Need information on Pawhuska, Ok. Small burg north west of Tulsa, Ok. in Osage county. With respect to brick industry or brick making. Have tried many search engines, and can come up with only a website that verifies the location, just west of town, on the north side of hwy 11. Any ideas or info will help and be appreciated. Thanks.” -Chris Wolford IBCA#1141
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Here’s an unusual item that’s been in my family for many years. I do not even know what it is called. I was planning on putting it on ebay, but I dont know how to list it. Its some kind of motorized advertising or announcement box. I guess the motor inside rotates each of the 12 advertisements so anyone standing in front of it can read them. You can read on one of the mechanical arms on each side, the words “Pat Feb 27 1923”. It comes with a brown canvas cover and stands 26 inches tall.
https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos6a/announcements1923a.jpg
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Utilities have been really climbing the last few years. My electric bill has tripled in 3 years. Three years ago it was $30 for the month of September 2004. In 2005 my electric bill was $54 and now this year for September it is $96. Ouch!
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“Butch, does anyone remember the P-38 fighter plane that crashed northeast of Hennepin OK. during world war two? I can remember it well, I was in grade school in the old Homer school and our teacher, a Mr. C. L. Drennan took us over to see it. We talked about it for weeks!!” -James Singleterry
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Some mail from this week’s MAILBAG…..

Butch, I wanted to write you and thank you for your pallet shed webpage and plan, it gave me inspiration to build a much needed shed. I live in Western New York & had to make some modifications to withstand heavy snow loads, but for the most part I went with the basics you outlined in your plan. It took most of the summer I since I’m a father of 3 young girls and it’s hard to find stretches of several hours to work, but I made it happen. My father in law is in construction so he was able to help me with what lumber & metal siding I needed. I think all in I probably put $200 into this 16×10 shed! This winter will be the test once the white stuff starts flying. Thanks again & wish you the best. -Mike in Western NY
https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.190.156/knn.c7e.myftpupload.com/ttphotos18b/NYpalletShed101518.JPG

https://oklahomahistory.net/palletshed.html

Note: of the several hundred webpages on my website, the Pallet Shed webpage receives the most Hits of them all.
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When you were writing about the Colvert family, it reminded me of my 8th grade Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Colvert. I had just moved to Ardmore from Durant and she was so sweet and welcoming to me at the First Methodist Church. I will always remember her with fond memories. -R. Helms
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Deforestation will lead us to devastation.

See everyone next week!

Butch and Jill Bridges

“Friends Make Life Worth Living”PO Box 2
Lone Grove, Oklahoma 73443

https://oklahomahistory.net

Vicious Dog Attacks in Oklahoma
https://oklahomahistory.net/viciousdogs.html
Oklahoma Bells: https://oklahomahistory.net/bellpage.html
Bill Hamm’s Cemetery Database
http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/carter/cartercm.htm
American Flyers Memorial Fund – Administration Webpage
https://oklahomahistory.net/crash66.html
Official American Flyers Memorial Website
http://www.brightok.net/~wwwafm
Ardmore Army Air Field/Ardmore Air Force Base Website
http://www.brightok.net/~gsimmons
Mirror Site of the Ardmore Army Air Field/Ardmore Air Force Website
https://oklahomahistory.net/airbase/
Carter County Government Website
http://cartercountyok.us