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August 12, 2020

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1909 Ada water works plant

At the turn of an earlier century running water was piped into Ada homes and businesses. Here's a photograph of the Ada water works building. From the collection of Lee Crouse.

1908 Ada suffragette parade

It’s 1908 in Ada. This isn’t just any parade. It’s a women’s suffrage parade on Ada’s Main Street. It was 12 year later that women received the right to vote in the U.S.

Lee Crouse shared this photo with the Icon. Those flags have either 45 or 46 stars, as Oklahoma became the 46th state that year.

Theodore Roosevelt was president, Mother’s Day was observed for the first time and New York City passed a law making it illegal for people who control public places to allow women to smoke in them. The mayor vetoed the law.

We’ve come a long way since 1908, baby.

Speaking of track

Here's the 1968 Ada High School track squad with a major announcement at the top of the photos. Were you on this squad? Players names are under the photo.

50 yearbooks ago

Here's the staff of the Ada High School yearbook from the 1967-68 school year. Last names are under the photo.

1966 Ada May Day parade

Here's a  photo from the 1966 May Day Parade in Ada. 

Four of the people in the photo have been identified.  Katherine Smith is the lady with the baby stroller, the two young girls standing by the back of the car are Vicky Conley (Fee) and Connie Hepner (Lehman) and the lady on the motor cycle is Jeanne Hepner.

The store fronts are where Cole Motors has its Main Street lot. (Ada Super Market is same building as Kohl's Market was in picture several weeks ago)

Photo from Tom Lehman

There was lots of drama in this group from the '70s

Here's the Ada High School drama club during the 1972-73 school year. Names of the members are under the photo.