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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

December 1936 the Ada council started the proceeding for a 14 year age limit on drivers in Ada. Nearly 100 licenses have been issued to minors by the highway patrol who passed the drivers test as young as 11 and twelve years of age.

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

1904:

May 1904 Paving of Main Street began. Residents recalled “Swag Run” that crossed Main Street at the square (Buckeye Avenue) and “Lake Holder” owned by H.M. Holder back in the 40’s where the First National Bank stands. He finally filled the pool with ashes and saw dust.

December 1904 the foundation for the Rail Road tower to pneumatically operate protective gates at Main and Johnson was started. The tower was torn down in 1960.

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 1938:

Harley Messick bought the Sale 5c to $1.00 store from Marion Sale. The store was located at 113 North Main Street. Harley had been manager for Mr. Sale.

A permanent band stand of natural stone is under construction at the southwest corner of the Ada railroad park, a joint project of the council and civic organizations. It replaces an old wooden bandstand with a structure designed to enhance the appearance of the 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

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.

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