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July 16, 2020

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Best in the long run!

Leland Crouse provide the Icon with this photo of Ray Long's Marathon station at 230 S. Main St., Ada. The photo was taken in 1951. If you need to call for service, the number is 171.

Band shell in the park was construction in 1953

Lee Crouse provided the Icon with the following information about this photo:

On Aug. 19, 1953, the new band shell at Ada Memorial park was used for the first time at the 40th annual Farmers and Merchants picnic.

Can you name the location of Pat's News Stand?

Pat's News Stand had served as the location of many Ada businesses over the years. Leland Crouse shares this photo of the "news stand." He provides the following list of businesses that operated out of this location in the past 95 years.

ONU campus in 1912

Joshua Crawford, ONU printing services supervisor, shares this 1912 campus photo with Icon viewers. Click on the image to enlarge.

They put out Ada fires

Here's the members of the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department in September 1957.

Front from left, George Binkley, Sylvan Simon, Ralph Fisher, Dwight Musser and Allen High.

Back from left, Richard Fry, Grover Carey, "Jack" Melvin Boutwell (assistant chief), Richard Derringer, Richard Fulks, Charles Dilts, Paul Fletcher and Charles Umphress, (chief).

Missing are Charles Anspach and Ted Hurlburt. Photo by Norman Noe.

Call phone number 31 if you need to rent a horse and buggy

If you need to rent a cab pulled by horses, call Ada telephone number 31. You'll talk with W. C. Lentz, manager of the L.O. Ream's Barn located at 302 S. Main St., Ada.

Leland Crouse shares this turn-of-an-earlier-century advertisement with Icon viewers.

Other wording on this ad follows:
L.O. Ream's Undertaking Establishment with Equipment
Calls answered night or day
202 S. Main St.