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July 16, 2020

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Ada's ZoRoLo baseball team

From the 1920s to the 1940s the ZoRoLo company, located on East Buckeye Avenue, back of the Liberty bank in Ada, made a product to cure arthritis.

The first and second floors of the building were used for and office and as a place to hold vats in which the formula was mixed, placed in gallon containers, and shipped to places in the United States.

ZoRoLo sponsored a baseball team in a community league with Dola, Forest, Dunkirk, Alger, and McGuffey. The games were played on West Buckeye in a vacant lot.

55 school years ago

Members of the Ada school board in 1963 – Seated from left, Robert Lucas, Charles Hubbell, vice-president; Robert Chandler, president.

Standing from left, Richard Fulks, Dr. Robert Elliott, R.B. Cretors, clerk, Dr. E.R. Rodabaugh.

Ada's boys of summer - a half century ago

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway, let's check out the Ads Bulldogs baseball team of 50 seaason ago. It's the 1968 Bulldogs. Player names are under the photo

46 long school years ago in Ada

Here's the Ada High School Future Homemakers of America (FHA) from the 1972-73 school year.

Names of the members are under the photo.

A club at Ada High School

Here's the Ada High School Industrial Arts Club from 1972-73. Names of members are beneath the photo.

How many miles is Ada from Marion?

What a great snapshot.

Although we don't know the exact location of this photo, it's in the Ada neighborhood.

And, now we know how far from Ada is Lima, Alger, Kenton and Marion. Before the invention of the GPS, road sign markers pointed the way. In this 1931 photo the sign post shows:
• Lima at 15 miles, or is it 16?
• Alger at 3 miles
• Kenton at 13 miles
• Marion at 40 miles

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)