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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
lcrouse@centurylink.net

Oct 1918 Co. G. sounded the “taps” each evening from the railroad park.

November 1918 The community service flag project is to be a success and will be flying from the top of a 90 foot flagpole to be erected in the center of the square at corner of Buckeye and Main streets. Each star on the flag represents a soldier who served in WWI. Frank Detrick has 204 names listed on the flag. In the list of names are one colonel, two majors, 12 captains, 18 first lieutenants, 14 second lieutenants, three first sergeants, 20 sergeants, 12 corporals, 96 privates, 17 A.A.T.C. men, one Y.W.C.A. worker, one marine, five navy, one stenographer and two Red Cross nurses. These include only the names of men who are permanent residents of Ada and vicinity, and look to Ada as their home town