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“Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic”

A Remebrance of the 1913 flood

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
1. Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic Marker
Inscription. The peak of this memorial plaque indicates the high water level at the crest of the great Dayton flood of March 25, 1913, and also commemorates an important episode in the history of Montgomery County. Here on Sunday night, May 25, 1913, just two months later, over 30,000 citizens of the Miami Valley gathered to celebrate the completion of the raising of a $2,000,000 flood prevention fund.

Five dams planned by consulting engineer Arthur E. Morgan of the Miami Conservancy District now protect Dayton, Troy, Piqua, Miamisburg, Franklin, Germantown, Middletown and Hamilton from the waters of the Great Miami River, Stillwater and Mad Rivers. Also Loramie and Twin Creeks that swept the valley in 1913. Without the aid of government funds, rich and poor alike gave what they could, cooperating in a lasting civic endeavor that has insured freedom from floods since 1913.
 
Erected 1968 by the Montgomery County Historical Society and the Dayton Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 45.59′ N, 84° 11.535′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 48) and West Third Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map.

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
2. Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic Marker
Full view of marker, on the front steps of the Old Montgomery County Courthouse.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 N Main St, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daytonís First Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); "Justitiae Dedicata" (a few steps from this marker); Roman Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
More about this marker. The tip of this monument marks the crest of the 1913 flood
 
Additional keywords. Miami Conservancy District
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
3. Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic Marker
Marker can be seen from street level
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 5, 2016.
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