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Site of First Game in the NFL

 
 
Site of First Game in the NFL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
1. Site of First Game in the NFL Marker
Inscription.
On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two professional teams of the American Professional Football Association, a league that would become the National Football League (NFL), was held on this field within Triangle Park. In that game, the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangle's Lou Partlow scored the first touchdown and George "Hobby" Kinderdine kicked the first extra point. Three factories founded by Dayton businessmen Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering sponsored the Dayton Triangles team. The factories were the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), Dayton Metal Products Company (D.M.P.Co.), and Domestic Engineering Company (DECO), later call Delco-Light. They formed an industrial triangle of plants in downtown Dayton.
 
Erected 2004 by Montgomery County Historical Society, Bank One, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 57-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.049′ N, 84° 12.028′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the left field fence of Howell Field [used for baseball]
Site of First Game in the NFL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
2. Site of First Game in the NFL Marker
Looking NNE, with Howell Field in background.
in Triangle Park. The marker is about 125 feet north of the parking lot, and about 400 feet NE of the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Deweese Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dayton Fire Department Station No. 14 (approx. half a mile away); McCook Field (approx. half a mile away); Site of Dayton's First Electric Generating Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); State of Ohio Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dayton Masonic Temple (approx. 1.3 miles away); Neil Armstrong (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Glenn (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Football League. (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pro Football Hall of Fame - Football History. (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Triangle Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
3. Triangle Park
Howell Field in far distant background, with NFL marker at distant right, to left of evergreen tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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