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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

A Former Citizen Writes Interestingly of the Old Days

The Ada Record, Ada, Ohio Nov. 21, 1900

      Brief mention was made last week of the Record having received a letter from Mrs. M. Tremain who was the first pupil present on the first day of school at the first schoolhouse in Ada. Another letter has been received from Mrs. Tremain which is very interesting indeed. It is as follows:

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 Pioneer - Christian Young. The Ada Record 17 April 1861

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

October 1964

Ada Kroger grocery store was closed.

Leo Wright was the store manager. With the closing Ada was left with the Don Lehman Supermarket in the 100 block of North Main Street and the Claude Harris IGA Foodliner at the south limits of the village.

Doyle Paugh operates a neighborhood market at 411 South Main, and John Elwood Equity store at 225 North Main Street.

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

1940 -  whenever a new project is undertaken on an old one renewed, it is the result of the keen interest and lively enthusiasm of a few individuals. A small group composed of such persons is responsible for the renewed interest in an Ada High Annual. It is with sincere appreciation and praise that we dedicate this issue of the “ADA WATCHDOG” to that small but industrious group. This was the return of the Ada high school yearbook after some years without one.

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 1936 J.E. Sanderson, Ada blacksmith, put on a set of steel buggy rims for J.N. Runser. It was his first job of “setting” rims done here in more than ten years.

July 1936 the first electric fence in the Ada community was installed on the Leonard Ream farm.

July 1936 the Ada Ice Company was selling an average of ten ton of ice daily.

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