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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

Standifier, Robert

Description: Letter to Mac McGalliard from Ola Brown, Thackerville, Okla., Dec. 14, 1974. In the letter information on the Standifer family, who once ran the Hotel Ardmore, is requested by grand-daughter, Ola Brown.
Date: unknown
Creator: Brown, Ola
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Baker,. William Franklin

Description: Letter to Chickasaw Historical Society from Mrs. Patricia M. Bowen, Springfield, Mass., May 11, 1966, Mrs. Bowen requests information on her great grandfather, Bowen, and his wife, Margarette R. Barber, who moved to Ardmore area c1880.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mrs. Patricia M. Bowen
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Harkreader, Ouida Hunter

Description: Early Ardmore history as recounted to Mac McGalliard. Mentioned are: Daniels Bar-B-Que stand, Robinson Opera House, three wagon yards, Kloski's Opera House, and the water well on Main Street. 3 pages, typed
Date: unknown
Creator: Hunter Harkreader, Ouida
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Engel, E. J.

Description: Letter to Grant Foreman, Dec. 5, 1940, relating information in the files of the A. T. & S. F. Railroad concerning the explosion in Ardmore in 1915. Recounting of the events that caused the explosion, the immediate action by the railroad, the establishment of committee of locals to hear claims,and the disposition of more than $1,000,000.00 are included in the letter. 3 pages, photocopied
Date: unknown
Creator: Engel, E. J.
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

Berryhill, Frank

Description: Letter written by Lester Lyles recalling the family of Frank Berryhill. Home was established in Ardmore in 1905, and Berryhill Sheet Metal works
Date: unknown
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

Shrine Rodeo, 1972

Description: Program insert from the night of April 8, 1972. Entrants and events on that nights program are listed. Some of the times for the events have been written in on the insert. 1 page, original
Date: unknown
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

Stewart, Roy P.

Description: "Born Grown: An Oklahoma City History", The Cowman, Feb. 1975. Information about the book, by Stewart and Pendelton Woods. 2 pages, original, published material
Date: 1975
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Brochure

Description: Issued by the Chickasaw Historical Society, listing purpose, activities, financing , counties included, and invitation to join.
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library
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