“Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic”
A Remebrance of the 1913 ﬂood
Five dams planned by consulting engineer Arthur E.
Morgan of the Miami Conservancy District now
protect Dayton, Troy, Piqua, Miamisburg, Franklin,
Germantown, Middletown and Hamilton from the waters
of the Great Miami River, Stillwater and Mad Rivers. Also
Loramie and Twin Creeks that swept the valley in 1913.
Without the aid of government funds, rich and poor
alike gave what they could, cooperating in a lasting
civic endeavor that has insured freedom
from floods since 1913.
Erected 1968 by the Montgomery County Historical Society and the Dayton Foundation.
Location. 39° 45.59′ N, 84° 11.535′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 48) and West Third Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daytonís First Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); "Justitiae Dedicata" (a few steps from this marker); Roman Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josephine and Hermene Schwarz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. The tip of this monument marks the crest of the 1913 flood
Additional keywords. Miami Conservancy District
Categories. • Disasters • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.