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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

In 1909:

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

1908 in Ada:

January 25 and 26, 1908 the first annual convention of the Lambda Tau Delta Fraternity was held at Ada, Ohio, the home of the fraternity.

March 1908 the Hilliard girls, a high school team from Columbus, aspirants for state championship, were defeated by the Ada All Stars, 23-1, the local girls winning the state trophy.

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

1907 in Ada:

April 1907 B.H. Tarleton of the Magnetic Fire Alarm company brought from Toledo Ada’s first automobile, a Reo.

April 1907 The Ada High School held its first interclass contest.

October 1907 Lieut. Holcomb drove his large automobile from Lima to Ada in 35 minutes, the fastest time ever made between the two towns via highway.

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.

Once upon a time in Ada

A look at 1903

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

 

1903 the Theta Nu Epsilon Fraternity was established at Ohio Northern University.

June 24, 1903 Monday the four new cannons for the artillery arm of O.N.U. military service were hauled to the campus.

July 28, 1903 the name Ohio Normal University was changed to Ohio Northern University.

November 1903 the St. Paul Reformed church dedicated its new house of worship on November 15.

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 Happenings in 1918:

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