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A Model T on Main Street

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You've stood at this intersection countless times. It's Main Street Ada, looking south from the "M.E. Church," which means Methodist Episcopal Church. This early 1900s colorized photo reveals many things.

• Check out the two, well-dressed women crossing the street on the left. 
• Check out the Model T, the bicycle and the several horse-drawn carts on Main Street
• Check out the poles carrying wires high above the street.
• Check out the bricks in the street.

Icon viewers are welcome to comment other things observed in this classic Main Street photo.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

1913 Ada fire

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Perhaps Ada's earliest major fire was 99 years ago. This photo post card shows "destruction of the Administration Building O.N.U. Ada, Ohio, by fire, 2 a.m., Nov. 4, 1013."

The post card is from the collecton of Leland Crouse

Ada militia 1909

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Don't mess with these girls.

They are the Philo girls from Ohio Northern University. This team won first place in the indoor military contest at Brown Auditorium on Dec. 17, 1909.

Standing from left, Pearl Ludwig, Laura Jamison, Pearl Leaming, Dora Houskeeper and Bernice Adams.

Seated from left, Byrl Brandeen, Gertrude LaRue, Ada Powell and Florence Garwood (team captain). H.F. Dorde in the rear, is the drill master.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Presbyterian Church at turn of an earlier century

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Here's a post card photo of the First Presbyterian Church and Parsonage, Ada, Ohio. The post card has the name C.R. Wilson, Ada, printed on the photo side.

There are several things to notice:

1 - Width of the street
2 - Lincoln is not paved
3 - Tree lawn

Icon viewers are encouraged to make other observations from this post card.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Ada 6th grade 1959-60

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Mrs. Lewis' sixth grade Ada elementary school class in 1959-60.

Front row from left, Mrs. Lewis, Mike Rettig, Leland Crouse, Larry Spradlin, Dwaine Umphress, David Ring, Bob Plummer.

Second row from left, Dan Anspach, Joe Ferguson, Tom Rodabaugh, Preston Sprunger, Denny Rainey, David Wirt, Jon Crist.

Top row from left, Phoebe Darlington, Karen Kroft, Connie Miller, Mary Jane Maloney, Judy Crow, Celeste Heifner, Sandy Park.

Photo and ID from Leland Crouse

Here's all the updates on this week's ONU athletic teams

All the stats and game updates for Ohio Nothern University athletics are available on the attachment at the bottom of this story.

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