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Lee Crouse tells us that 1890 was a good year to live in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse

January 1890 Articles of incorporation for the Ada Tri-County Fair Company have been filed and stock books will probably be opened soon. The capital stock will be $10,000 divided into 100 shares.

February 25, 1890, the ONU military contest was inaugurated that was to become of great importance in the development of the school.

Early 1890s the Ada Water, Heat, Light & Power Company was granted a franchise for furnishing hot and cold water to Ada.

1890 South School was built on corner of East College and Johnson streets.

April 3, 1890 the Ada Chapter No.6 Order of Eastern Star was instituted. Linda J. Lowry was the founder of the chapter. Her husband was Judge J.E. Lowry.

April 1890 The Herald was being published twice a month by O.B. Pendleton and Wagner Brothers.

July 1890 Ohio Northern held its first Baccalaureate sermon.