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November 17, 2019
 

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Once upon a time in Ada

1916 F&M Picnic

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
August 18, 1916, University Herald reported 5,000 people enjoyed the F&M Picnic in Ream’s Grove where Governor Frank B. Willis presented a stirring address.

Familiar family names run throughout the old newspaper article; H.J. Sousley was elected upcoming president with Dana E. Welsh named secretary.

Lee Tressel won $3.00 for first place in the horse race.

“In the nail driving contest were Mrs. C.C. Runser, Mrs. West Montgomery, Mrs. W.C. Ewing, Mrs. Fred McLaughlin, Mrs. Lota Peterson, Mrs. Sarah Cribley, Mrs. Leona Businger, and Miss Jennie Bowman.”