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October 15, 2019

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Historical Ada

Ada's accordion class

First accordion class - These students, ranging in age from 6 to 15 were members of the first according class at the Conner Music Co., studio, in Ada. The studio was at the corner of College and South Johnson Street.

From left, William Sherman, instructor, Wayne Plummer, Richard Ramsdell, William Sonnett, Irene Plummer, David Johnson, Beverly Simmons, Steven Stambaugh and Judy Matthewson.

(From the collection of Lee Crouse)

Early photo of Ada's railroad park

Ada's railroad park has a long history in the community. Here's one of the earliest photos of the park. This is a colorized post card from the collection of Lee Crouse. According to Jimmy Wilson, the Civil War cannon is aimed toward Fort Sumter, South Carolina, where the war erupted on April 12, 1861.

According to Crouse: "The girl on the bench at the railroad park was Alice W. Gessaman-Cotner born May 23, 1910, and died in Bluffton May 18, 2004.

Ada's ZoRoLo baseball team

From the 1920s to the 1940s the ZoRoLo company, located on East Buckeye Avenue, back of the Liberty bank in Ada, made a product to cure arthritis.

The first and second floors of the building were used for and office and as a place to hold vats in which the formula was mixed, placed in gallon containers, and shipped to places in the United States.

ZoRoLo sponsored a baseball team in a community league with Dola, Forest, Dunkirk, Alger, and McGuffey. The games were played on West Buckeye in a vacant lot.

55 school years ago

Members of the Ada school board in 1963 – Seated from left, Robert Lucas, Charles Hubbell, vice-president; Robert Chandler, president.

Standing from left, Richard Fulks, Dr. Robert Elliott, R.B. Cretors, clerk, Dr. E.R. Rodabaugh.

Ada's boys of summer - a half century ago

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway, let's check out the Ads Bulldogs baseball team of 50 seaason ago. It's the 1968 Bulldogs. Player names are under the photo

46 long school years ago in Ada

Here's the Ada High School Future Homemakers of America (FHA) from the 1972-73 school year.

Names of the members are under the photo.