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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burkhardt Hill

Site of the Original Soapbox Derby

 
 
Burkhardt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2017
1. Burkhardt Hill Marker
Archived and photo-shopped picture of the plaque
Inscription.
Burkhardt Hill
birthplace of the All-American Soapbox Derby
a youth racing program
founded in Dayton and run nationally since 1934
dedicated July 4, 1990
Dayton, Ohio
Presented this day by the Wrightview Neighborhood Association
 
Erected 1990 by Wrightview Neighborhood Association.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 39° 45.641′ N, 84° 8.566′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Burkhardt Avenue near South Wright Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 736 Burkhardt Ave, Dayton OH 45403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Lewis & Elizabeth Kemp Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Enlisted Aerial Gunners (approx. 2 miles away); 96th Bomb Group Association (approx. 2 miles away); 671st Bomb Squadron (approx. 2 miles away); United States Air Force Security Police (approx. 2 miles away); 4950th Test Wing Crash Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); 6147th Tactical Control Group "Mosquitos" (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
More about this marker.
Burkhardt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 19, 2017
2. Burkhardt Hill Marker
Archived and photo-shopped picture of intact monument
The boulder remains in place, but the plaque has been lost or stolen.
 
Regarding Burkhardt Hill. The original Soapbox Derby was organized by Dayton Lodge No. 147, F. & A. M
 
Additional keywords. Soapbox Derby
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkRoads & VehiclesSports
 
Burkhardt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2017
3. Burkhardt Hill Marker
Marker as it appears today
Burkhardt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2017
4. Burkhardt Hill Marker
Marker as seen from a distance
Burkhardt Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2017
5. Burkhardt Hill Marker
The Burkhardt Avenue hill, where the race was held
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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