Dayton in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trials in an Old Swamp
Huﬀman Prairie Flying Field
—Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, June 24, 1904
Before settlers began to farm the Dayton area in the early 1800s, this flood plain was covered by tall-grass prairie. In the fields to the left of the flying field you see 109 acres of Huffman Prairie, the largest natural prairie remnant found in Ohio.
The Nature Conservancy works with the Air Force to remove non-native plants and reseed tall-grass prairie species on the site.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 48.4′ N, 84° 3.75′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Mart Road north of Springfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is in south-western section of "Wright - Patterson Air Force Base". Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flying Field to Air Force Base (here, next to this marker); The First Airport (within shouting Huffman Prairie Flying Field (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miss that Tree! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Follow the Flight Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Starting Device (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Had Done It! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Migration, Kirkland Camp / Facts About Kirkland Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.