Sugar Camp / WAVES Cabin 22
While riding horseback on the windswept hill of his sugar maple grove overlooking his NCR factory, John H. Patterson decided that the grove would be a good place for a training camp for his salesmen.
Originally located at The National Cash Register Company's Sugar Camp training facility, this cabin was one of 60 constructed as living quarters for cash register salesmen while they were in Dayton attending training sessions.
During World War II, the cabins housed 600 U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as they worked on a classified code breaking project at NCR. The building was dedicated here on June 6, 2004, the 60th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Europe.
Built in 1934 near the corner of Far Hills
and Schantz Avenues in Oakwood, Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • War, World II • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 2004.
Location. 39° 43.692′ N, 84° 12.055′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Naval Computing Machine Laboratory (here, next to this marker); Sugar Camp WAVES Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Deeds Barn (a few steps from this marker); The Old River Park Swimming Pool Light Tower (a few steps from this marker); Corliss Engine Building (a few steps from this marker); Newcom House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old River Park Swimming Pool Light Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright Cycle Company (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
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