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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse



Ada News in 1903:

June 24, 1903: Monday the four new cannons for the artillery arm of O.N.U. military service were hauled to the campus.

July 28, 1903: the name Ohio Normal University was changed to Ohio Northern University.

July 1903: The Ada council adopted a system of numbering houses proposed by B.A. Hawes. Mr. Hawes was selling house number plates for 50 and 75 cents.

October 1903: the Ada high school selected purple and pink for its colors. The motto was “Labor Opens Honor’s Gates.”

November 1903: the St. Paul Reformed church dedicated its new house of worship on November 15.