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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

July 27, 1893 the Bank of Ada changed its name to The Citizens Bank and went into assignment. This bank was owned by Peter Ahlefeld and Albert B. Charles the cashier. That there was no need for this bank to fail was demonstrated by the fact that during the liquidation period all depositors received payment in full and six percent interest. Mr. Ahlefeld was never accused of any sharp practices in the accumulation of his wealth.

 

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

Oct 1918 Co. G. sounded the “taps” each evening from the railroad park.

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 1923 the first advertisement for the Public Service Filling Station, located on East Buckeye Street, appeared in the newspaper. Earl S. Wolfrom was the local manager.

May 1923 the first sectional elimination track meet of northwestern Ohio high schools was held here. Twelve schools were represented.

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

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

1934:

March J.I. Baransy and Earl Wolfrom announced the opening of Ada Chevrolet at the corner of Buckeye and Johnson streets.

April The old Conner building on the square (corner of West Buckeye and North Main Street) was razed and the Pure Oil station was built and opened in Ada, J. Stewart Main , proprietor opened in July.

May Roy Brace introduced a new line of cars, Terraplane and Hudson.

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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