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January 21, 2020
 

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Meet you at the station

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Before there was a Dixie Highway...before there was a Lincoln Highway...before there was a State Route 235...railroads were the way to travel.

Here's a 1902 photograph of Ada's Pennsylvania Railroad depot. The line connected New York City and Chicago with very fast service. Depending upon your point of view, not much or, quite a bit has change in 110 years.

(Photo from "Ada and the O.N.U. - The new and the old".)

Ohio Normal University 1902

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Once upon a time it was called the Ohio Normal University. Here's a photograph from 1902 of an eariler "ONU." The photo is from a 1902 booklet of photos titled "Ada and the O.N.U. - The New and the Old."

Ada Union School

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Here's a handsome building from Ada's past. It's the Ada Union School with Professor Ewing as supterintendent.

Methodist Episcopal sanctuary 1902

Here's the sanctuary of the "Methodist Episcopal ChurcH" in Ada in 1902. The photo is from a book of photographs of Ada and Ohio Northern University titled "Ada and the O.N.U." TYhe New and the Old.

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Ada young man circa 1892

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Here is a photograph from Lindsley's Art Gallery, Ada, which states on the front "finest enamel finish." The subject is Fred Hahn and the photo was probably taken at his 16th birthday, which dates this photo close to 1892. The Hahn family lived in Ada, where his parents had a bakery.

A photographic joke

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Bluffton pioneer photographer, Will A. Triplett, had an interesting sense of humor. This photo is a photographer's "set up." There are several items to check.

For example, the colt on the ground is playing dead, the boy in the chair holds the horse harness, but so does the dog - also sitting in a chair - behind the boy.

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