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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

May 1928 the Ada Kiwanis painted “ADA” in 16 foot letters on the town hall roof for an airplane guide. Clyde Elder and J.L. Ferrell did the painting. Will Rodgers offered to pay the national bill for all signs of three letters or less.

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 1931 J.G. Tressel was busy opening a new stone quarry south of Hog creek north of Ada.

March 1931 Ohio Northern fencers won their seventh consecutive victory by defeating Toledo YMCA at Toledo.

March 1931 P.W. Root and W.E. King, both of Kenton, purchased the Slagle Lumber Company here.

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 1930 the second death of an Ohio Northern University student within ten days through auto accidents brought a ban on automobiles without permits on the campus. Ralph Sealand, Lakewood and Thomas Downs, Bryan, were the victims.

March 1930 Turner Hall, girls dormitory, at Ohio Northern University was opened for public inspection after purchasing the P.W. Turner home in February. The home was erected by Dr. H.S. Lehr and was the family home for many years.

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

April 1939 the Ada Garden Club was organized.

April 1939 an ordinance was being enforced to remove perishable foods from being displayed on the sidewalks of grocery stores.

April 1939 the state board of athletic control voted to discontinue girls interscholastic basketball in Ohio schools.

June 1939 the Ohio-Kentucky Manufacturing Company obtained additional floor space for its growing business on the second floor of the former Young hotel.

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

January 1937

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

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