Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic”
A Remebrance of the 1913 flood
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1913.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 N Main St, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dayton’s 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); Lincoln Takes a Stand (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Civil War Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Roman Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fountain Of Presidents (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. The tip of this monument marks the crest of the 1913 flood. $2 million 1913 dollars is the equivalent of about $57 million today.
Additional keywords. Miami Conservancy District
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 265 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 20, 2022. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 3. submitted on March 19, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.