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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

SUMMER 1910:

     July 1910 the Manufacture of Knit Goods to be Begun Here as Soon as Machinery Can be Placed, this was an announcement in the Ada Record July 13, 1910. About 1909 some Ada people bought a knitting factory at Wapakoneta, Ohio and in 1910 moved it to the Brewer Block at Ada on the second floor. The manager was to be W.H. Roper from LaPorte, Indiana. This factory was to employ mostly women.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

June 1905 in Ada:

A new ladies military company of 40 girls was organized with Zella Zanhiser as captain. Each of the men’s military companies was given a reception.

The Pennsylvania “Empire State Express”recently ran 132 miles from Crestline to Fort Wayne, Ind. In 114 minutes. The fastest time was made near Ada, Ohio, when three miles were run in 85 seconds, or at a rate of 28 seconds for each mile breaking all former world’s records. His is at a rate of 127 miles per hour through Ada.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

Ada in 1924:

 

June 1924 the Ada Telephone Company installed a system of automatic ringing.

July 1, 1924 air mail service for Ada became effective.

August 1924 the F.&M. picnic was being held at Community park for the first time since it became public property. Fred Shaw was president.

September 1924 stop signs were being erected at all principal Main street intersections.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

                                                        Ada in 1925

June 1925 Harry Mohr has the distinction of being the first to have an automatic water softener installed in his new home on North Gilbert .

August 1925 the Ku Klux Klan held a meeting on the Harding farm, south of Woodlawn cemetery.

September 1925 for the first time, Ada employed two policemen for day and night duty.

Once upon a time in Ada

When did President Theodore Roosevelt stop in Ada?

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

Ada in 1910:

May 1910 the first annual to be published by a senior class at Ohio Northern University was named “The Comet” after Halley’s comet.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

1904 in Ada:

May 1904: Paving of Main Street began. Residents recalled “Swag Run” that crossed Main Street at the square (Buckeye Avenue) and “Lake Holder” owned by H.M. Holder back in the 40’s where the First National Bank stands. He finally filled the pool with ashes and saw dust.

December 1904: The foundation for the Rail Road tower to pneumatically operate protective gates at Main and Johnson was started. The tower was torn down in 1960.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

In 1909:

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

1908 in Ada:

January 25 and 26, 1908 the first annual convention of the Lambda Tau Delta Fraternity was held at Ada, Ohio, the home of the fraternity.

March 1908 the Hilliard girls, a high school team from Columbus, aspirants for state championship, were defeated by the Ada All Stars, 23-1, the local girls winning the state trophy.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

1907 in Ada:

April 1907 B.H. Tarleton of the Magnetic Fire Alarm company brought from Toledo Ada’s first automobile, a Reo.

April 1907 The Ada High School held its first interclass contest.

October 1907 Lieut. Holcomb drove his large automobile from Lima to Ada in 35 minutes, the fastest time ever made between the two towns via highway.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

SUMMER 1910

July 1910 the Manufacture of Knit Goods to be Begun Here as Soon as Machinery Can be Placed, this was an announcement in the Ada Record July 13, 1910. About 1909 some Ada people bought a knitting factory at Wapakoneta, Ohio and in 1910 moved it to the Brewer Block at Ada on the second floor. The manager was to be W.H. Roper from LaPorte, Indiana. This factory was to employ mostly women.

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