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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 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.

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

December 1936 the Ada council started the proceeding for a 14 year age limit on drivers in Ada. Nearly 100 licenses have been issued to minors by the highway patrol who passed the drivers test as young as 11 and twelve years of age.

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 1932

June 1932 the transfer of the Ada Public Library from the Ada Federated Clubs to the new district library boards was in effect. Mrs. George Stambaugh was elected chairman of the new seven-member board.

July 1932 reconstruction of the elevator of the Ada Farmers Exchange was started. It had been destroyed by fire.

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

March 1936 State Route 81 was extended from Ada to Lima.

April 2, 1936 The Ada Business Association was formed. Ben Focht organizer, Earl Wolfrom president, George Greer vice-president, Robert C. Cole and R.C. Harris, vice presidents; Kahler, Pfeiffer, secretary; Dana Welsh, treasurer; Barton Snyder, Stewart Main, George Conn, Harry Huffman and J.R. Gibson, directors. More than 50 members signed up.

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

September 1929 the name of Irwin Avenue extending to the new high school building was changed to Turner Avenue.

September 1929 “Easing up” was noted in rules concerning dancing at Ohio Northern University. Although no dances were allowed under school organization names, students were not prohibited from attending dances outside the school.

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

May 1929 graduates of Ada High School organized an alumni association with Frank Allen, president, and Freda Beuchert, secretary.

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