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November 11, 2019
 

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This was Ohio Northern University

Here a not-so-familiar view of a very familiar view of Ada. It shows the "Ohio Northern University Buildings." It is from a colorized post card from the collection of Leland Crouse.

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Ada train depot 100-plus years ago

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It doesn't appear that much has changed in 100 years at the Ada railroad depot. It also appears that the second floor of the depot is in use. The sender of the post card notes: "This is where we got off when the train stopped."

The post card was published by the August Variety Store, Ada, Ohio. (From the collection of Leland Crouse.)

1910 Ada Main Street

Here's a look at Ada's Main Street, looking south from the railroad track, in 1910. The message portion of the post card (on the flip side) reads almost like a text message of today.

Sent from Charles High of Ada to Peter Janson of Rock Creek, Ohio, the message reads:

Friend Peter,

How are you getting along this fine weather. I got home OK. How is the spring working now. 

Yours truly Chas High, Ada, O.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

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Main Street at the turn of an earlier century

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This is Ada's Main Street looking north at the turn of an earlier century.

Notice
• the trees on the east side of Main
• bicycle parked on the street
• the buggy unloading items
• question: is the street paved, bricked or dirt?
• what else do you observe?

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Ada High School class of 1966

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If you graduated from Ada High School 47 school years ago, then this is your class. It's the graduating class of 1966. Names are under each photo. 

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

First Presbyterian Church, 1919 or earlier

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Here's a colorized postcard photo of the First Presbyterian Church. The postcard was mailed in 1919 and we assume the photo was earlier than that.

Here are some observations.

1 - Notice the horse and buggy on the right edge of the photo.
2 - Check out the catch basin in the street curb at the corner of the street.
3 - You can see the edge of a house across the street (east side of street) from the church
4 - Is that brick or a dirt Main Street?

Now, as you read the message on the back, notice the word "machine" for automobile.

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