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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

July 27, 1893 the Bank of Ada changed its name to The Citizens

Bank and went into assignment. This bank was owned by Peter

Ahlefeld and Albert B. Charles the cashier. That there was no need

for this bank to fail was demonstrated by the fact that during the

liquidation period all depositors received payment in full and six

percent interest. Mr. Ahlefeld was never accused of any sharp

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

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

Once upon a time in Ada

South Main Street fire

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

 

June 1918 a fire destroyed the entire east half block of South Main Street bounded by East Lincoln and alleys.

Once upon a time in Ada

When did Warren G. Harding visit ONU?

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

February 11, 1910 the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Tablet was dedicated to the Ada Public Schools on behalf of E.W. Gilbert, of Los Angeles, California. It is a bronze and marble memorial tablet bearing the immortal words of Lincoln uttered at a dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield as a national cemetery

March 1910 Warren G. Harding of Marion addressed Ohio Northern University’s student body at the chapel service.

When was Ada's first auto accident?

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

1899 Company G, Ohio National Guard was mustered into the state’s service

March 1905 Mayor Greer said Ada needed a marshal; we had a deputy but needed a primary officer and he nominated Alonzo Cummans.

March 1908 J.W. Morrow collided with a car opposite the post office, receiving slight injuries. This was the first auto accident in Ada.

 

 

When was Ada FFA chartered?

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

 

1900 the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery was built

March 1918 a service flag containing 389 stars was displayed at ONU

March 1923 Ohio Northern students chose the name “Polar Bears” for their athletic teams. Anthony Muto, campus correspondent, promoted the idea.

March 4, 1938 the Ada Future Farmers of America was chartered.

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