Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of First Game in the NFL
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 9-57.)
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]
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); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Testing, Testing, Testing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Deeds Barn (approx. 1.2 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. This historical marker has the wrong marker, 57-9, number on its face. The number on the lists at The Ohio Historical Society is 9-57.
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.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events • Notable Places • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.