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Is Ida Like Mayberry?

Maybe the days of Andy Taylor in the town of Mayberry are gone. I think it might be very hard now to find a town such as Mayberry. Perhaps people are to busy with to many projects going on, but I still think deep down inside many would like to live in a town such […]

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Ida as a destination location….

Have you ever planned a trip that would take you to a destination that was off the beaten path? A place that was not on your route but you had to take a side trip to get to it? AND… there was nothing except that destination along the way? Wouldn’t it be great if Ida […]

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Businesses of Ida in 1968

I found these very interesting lists of businesses that were in Ida in 1968. I got these lists from the Ida Area Centennial 1868-1968. Our library has a whole room with all sorts of very interesting “stuff” about Ida. Here are 2 lists, 1 contains a list of businesses that were here in Ida in […]

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Organizations in 1968

The information below was taken from The Ida Centennial 1868-1968 book about organizations that were in Ida in 1968. I have posted an image of the page in the book that it came from at the end of the post. I think it may be a bit had to read for many. Look at the […]

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Dr. Stanley Newcomb

This is Dr. Stanley Newcomb and his trusty horse. Dr. Newcomb served the Ida Community from 1904-1938. This picture was taken in 1908. The good Dr. made house calls on horse back.

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Guns Blasting in Ida?

As I was looking for items to post about Ida I was hoping to find stories of arguments that started in the Taverns and lead out onto the street with a gun fight. I have watched to many westerns I guess or maybe people in Ida didn’t act like the cowboys out west. No such […]

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Ida’s Backyard History Club

While I was looking for information to post about Ida.. I came across a wonderful article about a young teacher at Ida Middle School that shares his passion with his students about his lifelong interest in this community. Ida Schools can be very proud to have a caring teacher such as Jeremy Potter. He took […]

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A Brief History of Ida, Michigan

The town of Ida, located in the heart of Monroe County in Michigan’s southeast corner, actually began as a stop along a coach trail between Monroe and Adrian, one of many stops along the trail. These roads, which usually followed old Indian trails, were notoriously bad in the early 1800′s. The roads were strewn with […]

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