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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

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

August 18, 1939 the American Legion Post will be erecting in Woodlawn Cemetery an eight foot monument to soldiers, sailors and nurses of all U.S. wars.

November 20, 1939 Doling’s Bakery, one of Ada’s oldest business houses, closed its doors Monday after 50 years by members of the same family.

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

1938:

November 7, 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Bert Levine of Cleveland purchased the Huber Drug Store at 221 North Main Street. Mr. Levine is a registered pharmacist and a graduate of Ohio Northern University. Mrs. Levine is formerly Geraldine Underwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Underwood of 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

Once upon a time in Ada

June 26 1938 was the date set for the cornerstone of the new post office on South Main and West Lincoln Avenue. It was placed on the southeast corner facing 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

    May and June 1936:

May 5, 1936 ground was broken for the $12,500 WPA swimming pool at the Ada Community Park.

May 1936 Cole Motor Sales installed a 550 gallon gasoline tank and a computing pump and was selling Texaco gasoline.

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-December 1932:

June: 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: 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

Early 1932:

January: the Ada roller skating hockey team lost to Lima. Players included Sanford and Harry Wright, James Ferrall, Kenneth Robnolte, Robert Lindsley, Homer Hawes and Robert Wallick.

March: Andrew’s Dairy (later Ada Dairy) was in business in Ada.

March: Russell and Stella Hoover of DeGraff purchased the Ada Creamery and opened the Hoover Creamery at 227 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

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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