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October 22, 2019

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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.

A club at Ada High School

Here's the Ada High School Industrial Arts Club from 1972-73. Names of members are beneath the photo.

How many miles is Ada from Marion?

What a great snapshot.

Although we don't know the exact location of this photo, it's in the Ada neighborhood.

And, now we know how far from Ada is Lima, Alger, Kenton and Marion. Before the invention of the GPS, road sign markers pointed the way. In this 1931 photo the sign post shows:
• Lima at 15 miles, or is it 16?
• Alger at 3 miles
• Kenton at 13 miles
• Marion at 40 miles

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Best in the long run!

Leland Crouse provide the Icon with this photo of Ray Long's Marathon station at 230 S. Main St., Ada. The photo was taken in 1951. If you need to call for service, the number is 171.

Band shell in the park was construction in 1953

Lee Crouse provided the Icon with the following information about this photo:

On Aug. 19, 1953, the new band shell at Ada Memorial park was used for the first time at the 40th annual Farmers and Merchants picnic.

Can you name the location of Pat's News Stand?

Pat's News Stand had served as the location of many Ada businesses over the years. Leland Crouse shares this photo of the "news stand." He provides the following list of businesses that operated out of this location in the past 95 years.