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

Colonel Edward Deeds

 
 
Colonel Edward Deeds Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Colonel Edward Deeds Marker
Inscription.
Colonel Edward Deeds (1874-1960) was among the core of Dayton's brilliant leadership in the first half of the 20th century. As vice president of NCR, Deeds' mentored Charles Kettering, hiring him back every time the fickle John Patterson fired him.

During this time, Dayton's famous “Barn Gang,” a brilliant group of inventors led by Kettering and Deeds worked out of Deeds' barn at his Moraine farm. Success with the Barn Gang led Deeds and Kettering to leave NCR in 1915 and form the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company - DELCO.

Deed's [sic] greatest accomplishment was the formation of the Miami Conservancy District after the great flood of 1913, responsible for flood protection in the Miami Valley. Deeds was the District's first director and president.

 
Erected by Inventing Flight and Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 46.066′ N, 84° 11.213′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is in Centennial Park, within Deeds Point MetroPark, near the confluence of the Mad and Great Miami Rivers, with park entrance off Webster Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Webster Street, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Colonel Edward Deeds Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Colonel Edward Deeds Marker
Looking SW toward downtown Dayton, with Patterson Blvd Bridge in background.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Solution: Wing Warping (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir George Cayley (within shouting distance of this marker); Huffman Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgolfier Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); McCook Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonardo da Vinci (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright-Patterson AFB (within shouting distance of this marker); John Glenn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Deeds Point MetroPark. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Barn Gang. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Miami Conservancy District. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Carillon Park. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Edward Andrew Deeds. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Edward Deeds & the Engineers Club of Dayton. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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