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January 19, 2020
 

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Early Ada railroad depot scene

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Not much has changed in Ada in 100 years. It's a familiar Ada scene - the railroad depot and the canon in the park. Of course, the dress of the young men, with their derbies, dates the photo. 
 

This is a colorized post card. It is addressed to Leila Degler, Ada, Ohio, but there is no message on the card.

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

South Main Street at the turn of an earlier century

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Can you locate this scene on South Main Street, Ada? It's a "colorized" post card. Notice the street curb. Is the street paved or dirt?

Can you see a person sitting on a porch on the left side of the photo? This post card is from the collection of Leland Crouse.

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.

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