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August 9, 2020
 

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Do you still own your band instrument? Here's the Ada Cadet Band from 21 seasons ago

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What instrument did you play as a student in Ada schools? Here's the "Cadet Band" from the 1992-93 school year. Guess that would put most of these musicians ready to sooon celebrate birthday 34 or 35. Identification of the band members is in the photo from the Ada High School yearbook, from the collection at the Ada Public Library.

21 Ada proms ago

Who did you take to the Ada prom in 1993? Here's a photo to refresh your memory of that prom, or any prom. The photo includes members of the Ada High School prom committee of 21 proms ago.

Identification of members is on the photo.

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45 curtain calls ago in Ada

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Nearly 45 curtain calls ago, here's the Ada High School Drama Club. This was the 1970-71 school year. Identification of members is on the bottom of the photo.

Main Street today and - let's turn back the clock 100 years or more

Here's another Ada "past and present" scene. Imagine you are standing on Main Street at the intersection near the First United Methodist Church facing south.

Our scenes are from today and, we're guessing circa 1910. We base this on the Model T Ford parked near the horse and buggy on the west side of the street and the manner in which women are dressed on the east side of the street.

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The 2014 photo was taken by Bailey Bowers. She also combined the new photo with the old colorized post card.

30 seasons past

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It was the 1984-85 school year. Here are the seniors on the Ada High School football team, those 30 seasons ago.

Identification of the seniors is on the photo.

Past and Present - Ada's Church of Christ Disciples

By Bailey Bowers

Here is the Ada Church of Christ Disciples on South Main Street. The church is remarkably unchanged aside from some repairs and changes in materials on the façade.

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There are also subtle changes in the surrounding area. In the old picture, you can see a street lamp hanging from a wire above the cobblestone street.

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