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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

October 8, 1896 the Ada Telephone Exchange was opened with 28 residence and 34 commercial phones. The first calls on the Record’s phone was placed by the Ada Savings Bank, quickly followed by Wagner’s bookstore.

June 1, 1897 Ada Camp, Independent Order of Foresters was instituted, survived less than two 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

ADA 1898:

April Charles Storer put in a bathtub in his barber shop.

May 29 The cornerstone for the First Methodist Episcopal Church was set with a copy of the church history, a Methodist hymnal, a work by John Wesley, copies of the Bible, and current copied of Ada’s two newspapers, The University Herald and the Ada Record. The estimated cost for the new church was $26,800, which included the organ.

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 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

1935 Ada Schools withdrew from the county system to become Exempted Village School District. This move made the school district directly responsible to the state department of education.

September 1935 Play-by-play announcing of high school football games was inaugurated here with Leland Smull and Harold Huber in charge.

 

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

January and February 1930:

January 1930 Sororities were given recognition at Ohio Northern University.

February 1930 within 20 minutes from the time a big crane started to work, a new Pennsylvania railroad bridge weighing 300 tons was in position across Grass Run east of Ada.

February 1930 the Theta Phi Delta sorority established a home at 503 South Johnson Street. It was the first to establish a home after reactivation went into effect.

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