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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 1936 J.E. Sanderson, Ada blacksmith, put on a set of steel buggy rims for J.N. Runser. It was his first job of “setting” rims done here in more than ten years.

July 1936 the first electric fence in the Ada community was installed on the Leonard Ream farm.

July 1936 the Ada Ice Company was selling an average of ten ton of ice daily.

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

1940

When a new project is undertaken on an old one renewed, it is the result of the keen interest and lively enthusiasm of a few individuals. A small group composed of such persons is responsible for the renewed interest in an Ada High Annual. It is with sincere appreciation and praise that we dedicate this issue of the “ADA WATCHDOG” to that small but industrious group. This was the return of the Ada high school yearbook after some years without one.

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 1940

An oil mural of a barn dance painted by Albert Kotin of New York was placed in the lobby of the Ada post office. The painting was restored in 1996.

The first solid white concrete pillars in Ada were erected at the L.O. Ream veranda on South 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

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

May 1928 the Ada Kiwanis painted “ADA” in 16 foot letters on the town hall roof for an airplane guide. Clyde Elder and J.L. Ferrell did the painting. Will Rodgers offered to pay the national bill for all signs of three letters or less.

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