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Early Days Hotel Recalled

Description: Story of the establishment of this hotel in early Ardmore by Wiley Francis Whittington. The first building ,a three story masonry structure on Main Street, was replaced by a four story building after the explosion in 1915. newspaper article with photos
Date: 1977
Creator: Lang, Rusty
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Tragic Explosion (Part 1)

Description: Column concerns the explosion of railroad tank cars in Ardmore on Sept. 27, 1915. Reports of the disaster are from booklet titled "The Ardmore Disaster" that was shown to McGalliard by Jean Neustadt. Newspaper article, original
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Davis Riders, Tishomingo Band Winners

Description: Story of winning entry by Tishomingo High School in the band competition, and Davis Range Riders in the roundup club copetition, during the 1969 Shrine Rodeo. Photos of Bob Stoddard, Tishomingo, Tim Berryhill, Ardmore, and the Davis High School Band are with the article. newspaper article, original
Date: 2013
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Johnson, Edwin J.

Description: Daily Ardmoreite, Aug. 1, 1971, "Dedication Held For Park Bridge". Article, with photographs, reporting ceremonies held the day before at Lake Murray State Park in honor of Edwin J. Johnson. State Senator Ernest D. Martin is seen presenting citation to Mrs. E. J. Johnson dedicating a stone bridge as a memorial to her husband.
Date: 1971
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Historical Society Members

Description: Column concerns additions to the list of charter members of the Chickasaw Historical Society of Southern Oklahoma. Names included in the article. Newspaper article, original, 2 copies
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Tip Knows Wolves

Description: Pruitt, James Hogg "Tip" Story of longtime wolf hunter Tip Pruitt, a resident of the Newport community. Pruitt was born near Graham on Dec. 28, 1891. newspaper article with photo, original
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Daily Ardmoreite, Sept. 28, 1915

Description: Reproduction of front page of this edition of the newspaper. Headline reads "Death List Gradually Grows Higher As Reports Come From Injured. 41 Fatalities". Many reports of the explosion and following disaster that had occurred the day before in Ardmore. List of the dead, Mayor's proclamation, Notice to the public by Bob Hutchins, police chief, and other notices can be seen.
Date: 1915
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Ardmore, I. T.

Description: Copy of a photograph of Main Street, Ardmore, c1900. Water well is barely visible at the end of the street. Daily Ardmoreite, Feb. 6, 1966. newspaper article
Date: 1966
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Third Ward school

Description: Newspaper article, from Daily Ardmoreite, with story of effort to increase attendance in this school R. J. Saindon is named as principal at the time.
Date: 2013
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Bond Election, 1971

Description: "School Bond Issue Election Is Called Here For October 5", Daily Ardmoreite, Sept. 3, 1971. Stories concerning the upcoming election for building of a new high school complex in Ardmore. Larry Edmondson, architect, is seen with plans for the complex.
Date: 2013
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Historical Society Plans

Description: Column concerns the Chickasaw Historical Societies annual membership meeting and election of new officers. Mention is also made of upcoming used book sale to benefit the Chickasaw Historical Society and improvements to the Tucker Tower Museum. Newspaper article, original, mounted on paper
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Election, July 3, 1956

Description: Voting results as they were at press time on July 24, 1956. The runoff had drawn almost 3000 votes at the time of the article. newspaper article-Daily Ardmoreite, July 24, 1956; gift-Elmer LeRoy Baker
Date: 1956
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Burial of "Buck"

Description: "Crowd Pays Final Tribute To Buck", Daily Ardmoreite, March 5 1957. Story of memorial service held at Ardmore Fair Grounds to dedicate site of " Buck's" burial. Photos of Hardy Murphy and some of the many people in attendance included. Newspaper article, full page
Date: 2013
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Frontier Days Begin Today

Description: Plans for this yearly event in Marietta are reported. Max Zachary, Jack Montgomery, Carl Albert, Overton James and Jim Eskey, Jr., are mentioned as attending. W. E. "Dode" McIntosh, Chief of the Creek Nation, is picutre in ceremonial dress for the festival. newspaper article, with photo, original
Date: 2013
Creator: Spilman, Churk
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Local Artist

Description: Column includes: Story of Clayburn Straughn, Ardmore artist, and report of his works published in the Oklahoma Journal newspaper. Veterans at the local state veterans home enjoy movies shown at the center and outings in the area. Julian Noland is director. Tourism is Oklahoma's fourth largest industry. newspaper article, original
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Jim Eskew to Expo '67

Description: Column includes: Story that Jim Eskew will perform at the World's Fair Expo in Toronto, Canada, in Oct. 1967. Background on Jim and wife Mary Louise included. Story of visit to Mountain Lake and fishing with grandson Joey Chapman and nephew Lyndall Lawrence (by McGalliard). newspaper article, original, photo of Eskew
Date: 2013
Creator: McGalliard, William A.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library
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