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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Montgomery County, OH (706) Butler County, OH (119) Clark County, OH (89) Darke County, OH (83) Greene County, OH (106) Miami County, OH (116) Preble County, OH (38) Warren County, OH (136)  MontgomeryCounty(706) Montgomery County (706)  ButlerCounty(119) Butler County (119)  ClarkCounty(89) Clark County (89)  DarkeCounty(83) Darke County (83)  GreeneCounty(106) Greene County (106)  MiamiCounty(116) Miami County (116)  PrebleCounty(38) Preble County (38)  WarrenCounty(136) Warren County (136)
Dayton is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Ohio
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      Clark County (89)  
      Darke County (83)  
      Greene County (106)  
      Miami County (116)  
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1Ohio (Montgomery County), Brookville — "Battlefield Cross"
On the battlefield, a rifle placed by a comrade pointing downwards into the ground was a memorial to a soldier killed in action. Often their helmet was placed on top. It marked the place where they fell and helped in the recovery of their body for . . . Map (db m100124) HM WM
2Ohio (Montgomery County), Brookville — Joseph Justin Heltsley — In Memory Of
Army - SGT - E5 August 2, 1947 - June 16, 1969 K.I.A. Binh Duong, South Vietnam 25th Infantry Division ——————— D Co, 2nd Bn, 12th Infantry, 25th Inf Div, USARV Army of the United States . . . Map (db m100125) HM
3Ohio (Montgomery County), Brookville — Thomas Franklin Herkins — In Memory Of
Army - SGT - E5 June 26, 1947 - August 24, 1968 K.I.A. Binh Dinh, South Vietnam A Co, 1st Bn, 50th Infantry, 173 Abn Bde ————————— Army of the United States 26 June 1947 - 24 August . . . Map (db m100126) HM WM
4Ohio (Montgomery County), Brookville — Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some • Some Gave All
This Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women that served in any of the five branches of the US military. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice. Taps This monument sculpture rests on a triangular base representing the folded . . . Map (db m100086) HM
5Ohio (Montgomery County), Centerville — 11-57 — Brigadier General Edmund Munger
Edmund Munger was born in 1763 in Norfolk, Connecticut, and later moved to Vermont. In 1799, his wife Eunice Kellogg and five children traveled by wagon and flat-bottomed boat to claim land in Washington Township. A blacksmith by trade and a . . . Map (db m26218) HM
6Ohio (Montgomery County), Centerville — Centerville Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served in war and peace to protect the United States of America American Revolution 1776-1783 War of 1812 1812-1814 Mexican War 1846-1848 Civil War 1861-1865 Spanish-American War 1898 World War I . . . Map (db m26217) WM
7Ohio (Montgomery County), Centerville — Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery — “Old Centerville Cemetery”
The first recorded meeting of the Sugar Creek Baptists (now Centerville Baptist Church) was November 2, 1799. In 1802, property was purchased from Aaron Nutt and by 1803, a meeting house was erected on the west side of the cemetery. . . . Map (db m84406) HM
8Ohio (Montgomery County), Centerville — Sugar Creek Friends Cemetery
After attending monthly meetings in Waynesville and Springborough for many years, members of the Society of Friends built a log meeting house facing Clyo Road on two acres of land purchased from Solomon Miller in 1823. Abandoned as a church in . . . Map (db m84408) HM
9Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — "Justitiae Dedicata"
Dedicated to Courthouse Square on Law Day, May 1, 1979 by the Dayton Bar Association These stones were an original part of the County Courthouse erected on this site in 1884. They were preserved by the Dayton Bar Association when the building . . . Map (db m95622) HM
10Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — "The History of the World is the Biography of Great Men" — Carlyle
Hon. Daniel A. Haynes Educator, Judge of the Superior Court By Nature and Training a Most Able Jurist Hon Alvin W. Kumler A Brilliant Lawyer An Honest Courageous Judge Daniel C. Cooper Platted Dayton 1801 Gave Land for Parks . . . Map (db m17560) HM
11Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — “Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic” — A Remebrance of the 1913 flood
The peak of this memorial plaque indicates the high water level at the crest of the great Dayton flood of March 25, 1913, and also commemorates an important episode in the history of Montgomery County. Here on Sunday night, May 25, 1913, just . . . Map (db m95624) HM
12Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 1905 Wright Flyer III
This sculpture represents the third Flyer that the Wright Brothers constructed to continue their flying experiments at Huffman Prairie, east of Dayton, within the boundaries of what is now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Flyer is piloted by . . . Map (db m20780) HM
13Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 31 Years at the Lab — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Six days a week from 1917 to 1948 Orville Wright chose to come to work here in what he called the Wright Aeronautical Laboratory. Images taken by National Cash Register Company photographers soon after his death give a glimpse of the spare, orderly, . . . Map (db m67598) HM
14Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 8th Air Force Control Tower
This Control Tower is dedicated to all Eighth Air Force Veterans of WWII and the 26,000 airmen killed This is a project of the Eighth Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation Funded by Eighth Air Force Members and Units John E. Greenwood . . . Map (db m114931) WM
15Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Abraham Lincoln — On the Steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse
Abraham Lincoln appeared on these court house steps on the afternoon of September 17, 1859, and spoke denying the assertion of the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Senator from Illinois, that human slavery was protected by the . . . Map (db m95625) HM
16Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Abraham Lincoln — Sixteenth President of the United States
"The framers of the government found slavery existing when the Constitution was formed and got along with it as well as they could in accomplishing the Union of States, contemplating and expecting the advent of the period when slavery in the . . . Map (db m199985) HM
17Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — American Air Forces in England, WWII
American Air Forces in England, WWII American airpower based in England in WWII included the Eighth Air Force, providing strategic airpower with bombers and fighters, and the Ninth Air Force, performing tactical ground-attack and support . . . Map (db m114930) WM
18Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Antioch Temple
The Antioch Temple is home to the Dayton Shriner's; an organization that has been an active social influence in Dayton, Ohio since its founding in 1897. The Shriner's of Antioch Temple have actively supported local communities and have been a . . . Map (db m200098) HM
19Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Before Silicon Valley There Was Dayton, Ohio — As Far Back As 1880s, Innovation Was Happening In Dayton,
producing more patents per capita than any place else in the United States. What made it possible for so much innovation? Did this creativity happen because so many ingenious people lived in Dayton or was creativity sparked by seeing others . . . Map (db m200096) HM
20Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Benjamin Harrison — Twenty Third President of the United States
"We are one People...one in our purposes, aims, and lives...one in our fealty to the flag, the Constitution, and the indissoluble Union of States." ...at Dayton May 14, 1891Map (db m199952) HM
21Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Benjamin Van Cleve — (1773 - 1821)
Benjamin Van Cleve was one of Dayton's most prominent founding citizens. Among the original settlers, he served as Dayton's first postmaster, librarian, and schoolteacher. His home at First and Jefferson Streets, known as a warm, friendly way . . . Map (db m22263) HM
22Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Birthplace of Aviation
The first airplane. The first airport. The first permanent flying school. The Wright brothers created them all - here in Dayton. After their first short flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville returned home to their . . . Map (db m61858) HM
23Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Blue Star Mothers' Veterans Memorial
Forever honoring all our sons and daughters of the city of Dayton and of Montgomery County who served their country in the Armed Forces . . . . In reverent recognition of our heroic citizens who gave their lives in sacrifice, we . . . Map (db m22238) HM
24Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Building Bridges-Fifth Street And Keowee Street Bridges
The Webster Street, Fifth Street, and Keowee Street Bridges were the first to be constructed after the Great Flood. They were also the first to be constructed under the new Council-City Manager form of government, which Dayton adopted in 1913. . . . Map (db m199856) HM
25Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Burkhardt Hill — Site of the Original Soapbox Derby
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26Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Carillon Brewing Company
Beer was a drink enjoyed by virtually everyone in the 1800s. The nutritious and sanitary drink provided refreshment all day long. It was cleaner than water. In the early 1800s, breweries like this one were beginning to dot the . . . Map (db m173707) HM
27Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Carillon Park
Carillon Park owes its existence to the generosity of Col, and Mrs. Edward A. Deeds. The carillon – built of granite, steel, and limestone - - reaches skyward for an impressive 151 feet. The gift of Mrs. Deeds, it was dedicated August 23, . . . Map (db m173674) HM
28Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Centennial Commemoration of the End of the Great War — 1918- 2018
(poppy) Centennial Commemoration of the End of the Great War 1918- 2018 This garden is dedicated to the memory of the Veterans of the World War I Miami Valley Military History Museum (originally dedicated in 1984)Map (db m186896) HM
29Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS)/ Dayton Veterans Administratio Home (Curretly known as the Dayton VA /Medical Center) Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance . . . Map (db m186902) HM
30Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 25- 57 — Charity Adams Earley
In 1942, Charity Adams Earley (1918- 2002) became the first African American woman to receive a commission in what became the Women’s Army Corps (WACs). She rose through the ranks to command the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in . . . Map (db m103461) HM
31Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 4-57 — Charles F. Kettering
Charles F. “Boss” Kettering was a prolific inventor. While at National Cash Register, he invented the first electric cash register. Kettering founded the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) in 1909 and developed the electric . . . Map (db m17524) HM
32Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Chinese Kites — 500 B.C. — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #2) —
Raise your sail one foot and get ten feet of wind. -Chinese Proverb The world's first aircraft were the kites of China. The Chinese military first fashioned bird-shaped, wooden kites that were flown behind enemy lines to drop . . . Map (db m29141) HM
33Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Civil War Memorial Flag Pole
Dedicated in honor of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors & Marines 1861- 1865 By W.T. Sherman Camp 93 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial Day 2012Map (db m186908) WM
34Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Colonel Edward Deeds
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 . . . Map (db m29096) HM
35Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Coming Home
By the late 1890s Dunbar had earned major acclaim for his writing. He wrote poetry, novels, and lyrics for musicals. In 1899 he contracted tuberculosis, a respiratory disease then usually fatal. Dunbar came home to Dayton. Here he lived his last . . . Map (db m22225) HM
36Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio, Montgomery County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Montgomery County Civil War Downs, Henry W. Sgt. Winchester, Virginia 1864 James, Isaac, Pvt. Petersburg, Virginia 1865 James, John H. Capt. Mobile Bay, . . . Map (db m22239) HM
37Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Cooper Park
Daniel C. Cooper (1773-1818) perhaps more than any other deserves to be called the founder of Dayton. A surveyor with Israel Ludlow, Cooper settled in Dayton in the summer of 1796 and became titular owner of the town when the original proprietors . . . Map (db m28078) HM
38Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Corliss Engine Building
Built in 1902 for NCR, components of this 210-ton Corliss Engine were pulled from Dayton's freight yards to the NCR factory by five teams of horses. This is one of the two steam-powered Corliss Engines NCR used from 1902 to 1948. The . . . Map (db m173773) HM
39Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge
Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge In honor of Cpl. Tony Stein, USMC Congessional Medal of Honor WW II Iwo Jima killed in action March, 1, 1945 presented by Kaiser Aluminum 1998Map (db m110380) WM
40Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Culp's Cafe
This establishment, donated by the family of Merritt Culp; connects the present to the past. Beginning in 1902 with the home bakery of Charlotte and Charles Culp, three generations of the Culp family provided food service to appreciative . . . Map (db m173710) HM
41Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge — 1917 - 1919
Dedicated in honor of D-Battery 134th Field Artillery 37th Div. World WarMap (db m28018) WM
42Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — DAR Veterans Memorial — Woodland Cemetery
We honor these Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Who are Buried in Unmarked Graves in Montgomery County, Ohio Jonathan Martin Appell · John Bickel · Peter Bose · Jehu Burkhart · Peter Castor · Anthony Chevaller · Nicholas Coble · James . . . Map (db m186844) WM
43Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton Fire Department Station No. 14
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Originally constructed 1901 The last “horse-drawn” apparatus firehouse in Dayton, . . . Map (db m28099) HM
44Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 12-57 — Dayton Masonic Temple
(Side A): The first Masonic Lodge in Dayton was founded in 1808, located in the first Montgomery County Courthouse. Various other locations were home to Masons in Dayton, but by World War I, rapid growth of the Masonic community called for . . . Map (db m4406) HM
45Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton Sales
Cordy Ruse, a friend of the Wright brothers, built Dayton's first automobile in 1896. Wilbur suggested attaching a sheet under the car to catch the parts that he thought would fall off. In the early 20th Century, there were as many as 14 . . . Map (db m173769) HM
46Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton Triangles Locker Room
On October 3, 1920, the Dayton Triangles played the first game of the National Football League, defeating the Columbus Panhandles 14-0 at Triangle Park in north Dayton. In 1916, the Dayton Triangles, an amateur football team, was . . . Map (db m173711) HM
47Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — OHS 35-57 — Dayton VA Medical Center
The Dayton Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center was established by Congressional legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865. One of the three original VA Hospitals in the United States, Dayton received its first Civil War . . . Map (db m186832) HM WM
48Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 29-57 — Dayton Woman’s Club
Dayton Woman’s Club Community leader Robert Steele built the house that became the Dayton Woman's Club between 1845 and 1850. Napoleon Bonaparte Darst, a wealthy merchant, bought the residence in 1861. After the Civil War he refurbished the . . . Map (db m183253) HM
49Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton’s First Church Bell
Cast in Cincinnati in 1846, this 1,600 pound bell was taken from the First Presbyterian Church building which stood at the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets. It was dedicated December 1, 1974 at special ceremonies commemorating the . . . Map (db m96099) HM
50Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton's New Bridges 2017
1. Main Street Bridge Length 592 feet; Width 82.9 feet Type: Steel Beam, Continuous Constructed 1956; To be replaced 2019 2. Third Street Bridge (Peace Bridge) Length 721 feet; Width 72 feet Type: Steel Beam, Continuous Constructed 1949; . . . Map (db m199864) HM
51Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Dayton-Wright Plant 3 — 1917 - 1919
C.F. Kettering and E. A. Deeds formed Dayton-Wright Airplane Company in 1917 to build airplanes for World War I. The plane was called the DH-4 and was the only American—built aircraft to see action overseas during World War I. These . . . Map (db m172445) HM
52Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Deeds Barn — The Original Location — A Unique Structure, Moved Three Times —
On this site, 319 Central Avenue, Charles F. Kettering invented the electric ignition and the self-starter which revolutionized the automobile industry and in 1909 led to the founding of the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company . . . Map (db m110321) HM
53Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Deeds Barn — the Replica — With the Original, in It’s Third Location —
Being too busy to change the phonograph record, the men working in this building listened to the song, “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” over and over through the night. This is a replica of the carriage barn that stood behind the . . . Map (db m110322) HM
54Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Deeds Carillon
Deeds Carillon Dedicated 1942 Rededicated 1988 Number of Bells 50 Total Weight of Bells 37,331 Lbs Diameter of Largest Bell 66 3/4" Diameter of Smallest Bell7 7/8" Pitch of Lowest Bell A#2 Height of Tower Above Terrace 151'6" . . . Map (db m173688) HM
55Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Don L. Crawford — July 27, 1921 - December 13, 2000 — Dedicated Public Servant and Civil Rights Activist —
• A pioneer for the African-American community and visionary for the City of Dayton throughout his 29 year career • First African-American to be elected to the Dayton City Commission • Founding chairman of City Wide Development . . . Map (db m200574) HM
56Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Early Woodland People — 1000 B.C. - A.D. 50 — SunWatch Indian Village —
Early Woodland people, known as the Adena, incorporated and intensified several significant lifestyle changes, including the introduction of pottery, the cultivation of plants as a primary source of food, and increasing trade for exotic raw . . . Map (db m172087) HM
57Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Engineering and Urban Art-Helena Street Bridge also Known As Island Park Bridge
The designers of the Helena Street Bridge, built in 1925, followed the principles of the City Beautiful Movement. Their goal was to bring beauty and order to cities that had grown rapidly and haphazardly during the Industrial Revolution of the . . . Map (db m199857) HM
58Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 5-57 — Erma Bombeck
Erma Fiste was born in Dayton on February 21, 1927. While attending Patterson Cooperative High School, she worked as a copygirl for the Dayton Herald. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1949, she married Bill Bombeck. She . . . Map (db m171352) HM
59Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Flood Level
March 25, 1913 Flood LevelMap (db m200095) HM
60Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Thirty Second President of the United States
"The command of the democratic faith has been ever onward and upward. Never have free men been satisfied with the mere maintenance of any status quo, however comfortable or secure it may have seemed at the moment". ... at Dayton October 13, . . . Map (db m199951) HM
61Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Gerald Ford — Thirty Eighth President of the United States
"From the Courthouse to the White House, Americans look for leaders who will achieve and maintain peace, prosperity, and trust".
… at Dayton June 7, 1976Map (db m199874) HM
62Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Harry S. Truman — Thirty Third President of the United States
"This great republic, the greatest in history, the greatest the sun has ever shown upon, is charged with leadership in the world, for the welfare of the whole world as well as for our own welfare. We must lead the way if we expect the world to . . . Map (db m199948) HM
63Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 30-57 — Henderson's Printing
Known by the trade name henderSon's printing, the business was a mainstay of Dayton's African American community for almost 60 years and became a printer of choice for everything from advertising materials, office forms, and a community . . . Map (db m137066) HM
64Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Hetzel Summer Kitchen
Peter Hetzel, his wife Catherine and their five children lived in the small, white, wooden frame building before you for about a year while their large farmhouse was being built. Peter Hetzel was a carpenter and manufactured fanning mills, . . . Map (db m173782) HM
65Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — History on the Hills Interpretive Center
The large wooded hill in front of you is a terminal moraine. It was created by a mile-thick glacier that covered Ohio more than 19,000 years ago. The Interpretive Center was one of the original buildings at Carillon Park. It now shares . . . Map (db m173712) HM
66Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Huffman Prairie — 1904 - 1905
After their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the Wright brothers could no longer afford extended stays so far from home. They needed an isolated field close by. Huffman Prairie was a hundred-acre pasture seven miles east of Dayton - . . . Map (db m29516) HM
67Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — C5 — Hull's Rendezvous
Here, where the Shawnees were defeated by Clark's 1782 expedition, Dayton was founded, in 1796. Hull's army and other War of 1812 troops were mobilized at this point.Map (db m36365) HM
68Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Icarus — 900 B.C. — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #1) —
Oh that I had Wings. -Thomas Moore. Mankind began dreaming of flight long ago in ancient Greece. Greek mythology reveals this dream in the tale of young Icarus. King Minos imprisoned Icarus and his father, Daedalus, on the isle of . . . Map (db m29140) HM
69Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — In Honor of Don Bassett
In Honor of Don Bassett who organized and conducted the municipal band since 1933 and has provided thirty three years of consecutive summer music programs at the Diehl Municipal Shell. It is the citizens of Dayton who honor him today.Map (db m157044) HM
70Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration
On this site, from July 3 through July 20, 2003, the world focused its attention on Dayton as the Birthplace of Aviation for the one hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight and as a Signature Event of the Ohio Bicentennial . . . Map (db m29097) HM
71Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — J. Bradford Tillson — Chair of Inventing Flight
This plaque is to honor Brad Tillson on behalf of the Greater Dayton community for his leadership in planning, organizing, and implementing the Centennial Celebration of Flight. This ambitious effort, which honored Orville and Wilbur Wright on . . . Map (db m200580) HM
72Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — James E. "Jimmy" Carter — Thirty Ninth President of the United States
"The important things are the things you can't see: justice, truth, service, understanding, compassion and love. These are the important measurements of the greatness of a life".
… at Dayton October 3, 1980Map (db m199870) HM
73Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — John F. Kennedy — Thirty Fifth President of the United States
"With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love". ... at Dayton September 17, 1959Map (db m199947) HM
74Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — John Glenn — 1962
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” -William Shakespeare In the midst of the Cold War, the United States was losing face to the Soviet Union's superior space program. The . . . Map (db m29560) HM
75Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — John Van Cleve — (1801-1858)
John Van Cleve, Benjamin Van Cleve's son, made his own mark on Dayton as an intellectual, a political activist, and an advocate for a more beautiful city. Van Cleve studied botany, mathematics, and music. He served as the mayor of Dayton and . . . Map (db m22265) HM
76Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Josef Melan and The Melan System of Bridge Construction in America
Dayton's concrete arch bridges followed the Melan System of bridge construction. Josef Melan (1853-1941) was an Austrian engineer and educator who created the system and patented it in 1893. It was widely used in the United States and Europe in . . . Map (db m199862) HM
77Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
This Boulevard is dedicated to the memory of L/CPL. Joseph Calvin Paul, U.S. Marine Corps who died from wounds received in action near Chu Lai Republic of Vietnam on 19 August 1965. Greater love hath no man than this.That a man lay down his life for . . . Map (db m62803) WM
78Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 24-57 — Josephine and Hermene Schwarz
Dayton natives Hermene (1902-1986) and Josephine Schwarz (1908-2004) were pioneers of dance who founded one of the first regional ballet companies in the country. In 1927, the opened the Schwarz School of Dance, which eventually became the Dayton . . . Map (db m102462) HM
79Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 28-57 — Katharine Kennedy Brown
Katharine Kennedy Brown (1891-1986), born in Dayton, was a leading figure in local, state, and national Republican politics. Soon after the 19th Amendment was passed In 1920, she earned a seat on the Montgomery County Republican . . . Map (db m127225) HM
80Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Leonardo da Vinci — 1506 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #3) —
"The kite and other birds, which beat their wings little, go seeking the course of the wind, and when the wind prevails...they will be seen at a great height." -Leonardo da Vinci Four hundred years before the Wright Brothers, Leonardo . . . Map (db m29507) HM
81Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 18-57 — Lewis & Elizabeth Kemp Homestead
Lewis and Elizabeth (Lyons) Kemp were settlers of what became Mad River Township. With their eight children, the Kemps arrived here from Frederick County, Maryland around 1806. The stone part of the house was built shortly thereafter. Lewis donated . . . Map (db m104541) HM
82Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Lincoln Takes a Stand
Abraham Lincoln spoke at this court house on September 17, 1859. He stopped here between speeches in Columbus and Cincinnati at the invitation of his friend, Dayton lawyer Robert C. Schenck. They had met while both were members of Congress. . . . Map (db m109456) HM
83Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Lockheed AC-130A — Spectre Gunship
The C-130 was originally designed as an assault transport capable of operating from unpaved, hastily prepared airstrips. On August 23, 1954, the Hercules made its first flight, and by 1976 more than 1,200 C-130s had been ordered, including . . . Map (db m172022) HM
84Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Locust Grove School — Number 12 (1896)
The one- room school was a common sight in rural Ohio in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Locust Grove No. 12 housed elementary school classes until the late 1920’s on it’s original site; S. Bird Road at E. Possum Road in Clark County, . . . Map (db m173685) HM
85Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Lyndon B. Johnson — Thirty Sixth President of the United States
"I see America as a land where the poorest among us will have as fair a chance to fulfill himself in life as the richest among us". ... at Dayton October 16, 1964Map (db m199876) HM
86Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 2-57 — Mad River Road / Road From Cunningham's to Mad River
Side A: Mad River Road The first overland route between Dayton and Cincinnati was cut by Daniel Cooper in 1795 to provide access to the new town of Dayton, located at the mouth of the Mad River in the Symmes Purchase. The survey, entered into . . . Map (db m26222) HM
87Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Making His Way With Words — Paul Laurence Dunbar — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
As a poet, novelist, and popular lecturer, Paul Laurence Dunbar used his extraordinary way with words to achieve international fame. In just ten years, Dunbar rose from a job running a downtown Dayton elevator to receiving an invitation to President . . . Map (db m67590) HM
88Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — McCook Field — 1917
This field is small. Use it all. -sign at McCook Field Entering World War I, the United States urgently needed to advance this new field of aeronautics. Thanks to the area's industrial strength, the military chose Dayton as the sight . . . Map (db m29554) HM
89Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — McCook Field — "The Cradle of Aviation"
McCook Field was established as a research and development facility of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation section. 18 October 1917, this Dayton site favorably located within the U.S. industrial complet became the aviation engineering and . . . Map (db m75373) HM
90Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 27- 57 — McCook Field — Cradle of Aviation Innovation
Side A: McCook Field Cradle of Aviation Innovation Interest in the new field of aeronautics grew dramatically when the United States entered the World War I in 1917. The army chose Dayton as the site for a research-and-development . . . Map (db m116551) HM
91Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Memorial — 1812 Soldiers — Dayton National Cemetery —
Memorial to the Thirty-three soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in this cemetery Honoring Josephine C. Diefenbach state president 1935-1937 erected by The Ohio Society United States Daughters of 1812 on the anniversary of . . . Map (db m116623) WM
92Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Miami Conservancy District
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark American Society of Civil Engineers Founded 1852 Miami Conservancy District ASCE 1972Map (db m200094) HM
93Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Miami Valley Hospital — 1951 Cornerstone
In 1951, when Irvin G. Bieser, Sr. was president of the hospital Board of Trustees, this cornerstone was placed during construction of the Main Building. A construction addition in the 1970’s relocated the entry way and the cornerstone became . . . Map (db m85991) HM
94Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgolfier Brothers — 1783 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #4) —
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Joseph and Etνenne de Montgolfier, brothers living . . . Map (db m29512) HM
95Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgomery County Civil War Cannon
G.A.R. 1861 to 1865 This gun is a trophy of The War for The Union, erected in memory of its fallen defenders. Erected by Montgomery Co. in honor of the Union Soldiers of the Civil War. Admiral SchenckMap (db m199987) WM
96Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgomery County Civil War Memorial
The Memorial of Montgomery County to her Soldiers. Dedicated July 31, 1884. "The Federal Union Must and Shall be Preserved" The Republic Rests on the Virtue, Intelligence and Patriotism of its Citizens. "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One . . . Map (db m17511) WM
97Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgomery County Civil War Memorial Hall
To those, who in the hour of their country's danger, tendered their lives. To those who gave much and to those who gave their all. 1861-1865. Carnifex Ferry • Fort Donelson • Shiloh • Vicksburg • Stone River • Corinth • Perryville • . . . Map (db m22249) WM
98Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgomery County Spanish-American War Memorial
Erected to Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902 Dedicated to those who rendered service Sinking of the Maine San Juan Hill Santiago Porto Rico Santiago Bay Manila Bay Phillipine Insurrection El Caney Chinese Boxer . . . Map (db m22242) HM
99Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgomery County World War Memorial
To those who made the supreme sacrifice World War 1917 - 1918 Dedicated to those who rendered service Cambrai • Somme-Defensive • Lys • Aisne • Montdidier-Noyon • Champagne-Marne • Aisne-Marne • Somme-Offensive • Oise-Aisne • . . . Map (db m22243) HM
100Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Morrison Iron Bridge
Columbia Bridge Works founder, David H. Morrison, was Dayton's city engineer. Considered the father of Dayton's public works, he significantly improved the city's infrastructure. Most of this bridge's fabrication took place at the Columbia . . . Map (db m173751) HM

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Aug. 9, 2022