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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
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