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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dayton, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Greene 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 Greene County, OH (105) Clark County, OH (101) Clinton County, OH (46) Fayette County, OH (32) Madison County, OH (27) Montgomery County, OH (748) Warren County, OH (210)  GreeneCounty(105) Greene County (105)  ClarkCounty(101) Clark County (101)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  MadisonCounty(27) Madison County (27)  MontgomeryCounty(748) Montgomery County (748)  WarrenCounty(210) Warren County (210)
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Dayton is in Greene County
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1 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — A Starting DeviceHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
To take off by engine power alone in Dayton’s light winds, the Wright brothers had to lay out as much as 240 feet of wooden rails. If the breeze shifted, the track had to be moved and pegged down again to face the new wind direction. But after . . . Map (db m67618) HM
2 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Birthplace of Flight
The first airplane. The first airport. The first permanent flying school. The Wright brothers started them all - here in Dayton. After their first short flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville returned home to . . . Map (db m172123) HM
3 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Commuter FlyersThe Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright rode a trolley here almost every day - except Sundays - during the 1904 and 1905 flying seasons. It was ten miles from their West Dayton home to this stop in the middle of what was then open farm country. Here, in the . . . Map (db m172122) HM
4 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Flying Field to Air Force BaseHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
The vast base you see all around you started in 1917 as a World War I Army Signal Corps post called Wilbur Wright Field. The installation grew through the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, matching the needs of the United States for aeronautical research, . . . Map (db m67612) HM
5 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Follow the Flight PathHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
The trail you see ahead curving gently to the right retraces the way Wilbur and Orville Wright flew here in 1904-1905. Look for seven tall flag poles that mark the corners of the pasture. The brothers tried their best to fly only inside this field, . . . Map (db m172131) HM
6 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Huffman Prairie Flying FieldAIAA Historic Aerospace Site
On this 84-acre meadow in 1904 and 1905, the Wright Brothers successfully mastered the mechanics of controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. The brothers also built the world's first airport here, and in 1910 the Wright Company School of . . . Map (db m171606) HM
7 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — In Commemoration of the Courage, Perseverance and Achievement of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Through original research the Wright Brothers acquired scientific Knowledge and developed theories of aerodynamics which with their invention of aileron control enabled them in 1903 to build and fly at Kitty Hawk the first power-driven man-carrying . . . Map (db m132781) HM
8 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Miss that Tree!Huffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
Before tackling the problems of how to fly, Orville and Wilbur had been bicycle enthusiasts. The Wrights knew that a cyclist has to learn into high-speed turns. That same tilting movement in a flying machine is called banking. Here at Huffman . . . Map (db m172130) HM
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9 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — 25- 29 — Mormon Migration, Kirkland Camp / Facts About Kirkland Camp
Mormon Migration, Kirkland Camp On July 28, 1838, the first and largest company of Mormon pioneers to migrate west camped along the Mad River near this site. Known as Kirtland Camp, the 515 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day . . . Map (db m97244) HM
10 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — The First AirportHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
If you walk past these trees, you can visit the cradle of aviation—84 acres of ordinary pasture where Wilbur and Orville Wright taught themselves to fly. In 1904, the Wrights knew they had to coax more from their brainchild than their 59-second . . . Map (db m171551) HM
11 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — They Had Done It!Huffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
As spring weather improved in 1905, the Wright brothers were back here at the flying field every day, hard at work. They put up a hanger, and readied their new machine. Steering was the last great riddle. By trying out ideas for balancing the . . . Map (db m172132) HM
12 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Trials in an Old SwampHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
We are in a large meadow of about 100 acres…skirted on the west and north by trees…Also the ground is an old swamp and is filled with grassy hummocks some six inches high so that it resembles a prairie dog town. This makes tracklaying slow work. . . . Map (db m172133) HM
13 Ohio, 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
14 Ohio, 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
15 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — DAR Veterans MemorialWoodland 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 m241189) WM
16 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial BoulevardCongressional 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
17 Ohio, 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
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18 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — Miami Valley Hospital1951 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
19 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — P-47 Thunderbolt
P-47 Thunderbolt Alexander Kartveli, Designer The Thunderbolt was the largest, heaviest, single-seat fighter built during World War II: a rugged, dependable,and heavily armed fighting machine, whose accomplishments advanced the ultimate . . . Map (db m114927) WM
20 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — 23- 57 — St Paul Lutheran Church Dog Leg Road, Dayton
On July 30, 1816, the year before the establishment of Butler Township, a group of farmers of German background founded the Stillwater Church. The log structure with adjoining cemetery was located on three acres between Dog Leg Road and Frederick . . . Map (db m114690) HM
21 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — The Belly Tank
The Belly Tank This Nissen Hut is one of the British temporary structures that served the Allied Forces in England in WWII for housing, administrative and work shops. It was erected by the Royal Air Force near Saffron Walden, Essex, England on . . . Map (db m114929) WM
22 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — Victory Oak Knoll Hill MemorialWW I Monument
“In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind.” Woodrow Wilson 1918 “This tablet erected by the City of Dayton from funds furnished by the Home Guards to the . . . Map (db m109985) WM
23 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery Reported missing
Encouraged by Edmund and Jonathan Munger, the church congregation met for the first time on November 29, 1813. Services generally were held for some years in the larger of Edmund Munger's two barns. In 1830 a quaint brick church was built on two . . . Map (db m92893) HM
24 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton — 26-57 — Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Founded in 1841, Woodland is one of the nation's oldest rural garden cemeteries, the style of which was a dramatic departure from traditional church burial grounds at the time. Woodland's oldest portion, including Victorian Era burial . . . Map (db m171538) HM
25 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Arlington Heights — Dayton-Wright Plant 31917 - 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
26 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Carillon — Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge1912 - 2008
Always known as the Stewart Street Bridge, the seven span reinforced concrete steel arch bridge carried Stewart Street over the Great Miami River for most of the twentieth century. Built using the Melan System, an invention patented in 1893 that . . . Map (db m102408) HM
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27 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Dayton View Triangle — 33-57 — Troutman Sound Labs
"…this was the area that supported us, which made us…" --Roger Troutman (1951-1999). Hits by Roger and Zapp, such as "More Bounce to the Ounce" (1980) and the albums Zapp (1980), The Many Facets of Roger (1981), and Zapp . . . Map (db m157042) HM
28 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, DeWeese — D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge1917 - 1919
Dedicated in honor of D-Battery 134th Field Artillery 37th Div. World WarMap (db m28018) WM
29 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, DeWeese — 9-57 — 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 . . . Map (db m26339) HM
30 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, DeWeese — 34-57 — Triangle Park“A Gathering Place”
In 1916, Dayton industrialists Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds purchased the “Idylwild” estate of Daniel Eldridge Mead and a larger adjacent tract to save it from development and to create a park for their companies. The resulting “Triangle . . . Map (db m227785) HM WM
31 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — "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
32 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — "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
33 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — “Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic”
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
34 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
35 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Abraham LincolnOn 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
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36 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Abraham LincolnSixteenth 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
37 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
38 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Before Silicon Valley There Was Dayton, OhioAs 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
39 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Benjamin HarrisonTwenty 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
40 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
41 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
42 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
43 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState 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
44 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
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45 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
46 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
47 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Flood Level
March 25, 1913 Flood LevelMap (db m218266) HM
48 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Franklin Delano RooseveltThirty 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
49 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Gerald FordThirty 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
50 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Harry S. TrumanThirty 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
51 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — James E. "Jimmy" CarterThirty 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
52 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — John F. KennedyThirty 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
53 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
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54 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
55 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
56 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Lyndon B. JohnsonThirty 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
57 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Miami Conservancy District
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark American Society of Civil Engineers Founded 1852 Miami Conservancy District ASCE 1972Map (db m200094) HM
58 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
59 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
60 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
61 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
62 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 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
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63 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 16-57 — Natalie Clifford Barney
Side A Natalie Clifford Barney was born in Dayton on October 31, 1876. Her family was wealthy and industrious, including her great grandfather who founded the Dayton Academy, Cooper Female Seminary, and Dayton Car Works. Natalie, who knew . . . Map (db m104542) HM
64 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Newcom Tavern
Newcom Tavern, one of Dayton's original dwellings, stood here in Van Cleve Park for much of its storied past. After leading a party of original Dayton settlers, George Newcom constructed his home in 1796 at the corner of Main and Monument, where it . . . Map (db m20777) HM
65 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Original Site Of The Newcom Tavern
This is the original site of the Newcom Tavern built in 1798 by Col. George Newcom a trading post inn until 1836 quartermaster's headquarters for the N. W. Army, 1812 First native Daytonian Jane Newcom born in 1802, in the tavern . . . Map (db m200093) HM
66 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Paul Laurence Dunbar1872 - 1906
Paul Laurence Dunbar, born on Howard Street in Dayton, was the first African American to be accepted into the discipline of American literature. The son of a fugitive slave, Paul was an eloquent poet, short story writer, and novelist, as well as . . . Map (db m17559) HM
67 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Richard M. NixonThirty Seventh President of te United States
"America is the hope of the world and of all the great ideals of history".
… at Dayton October 26, 1960Map (db m199875) HM
68 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Roman ColumnA Bicentennial/Bimillennial Tribute
Here stands a replica of a 2000 year old Roman column given by Dayton’s sister city, Augsburg Germany in honor of the 200 birthday of the United States. In exchange, a statue fountain was presented to Augsburg and erected October, 1979, for . . . Map (db m96017) HM
69 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Ronald ReaganFortieth President of the United State
"I hope that today's youth will find the same golden dream America that we found when we were growing up".
…at Dayton October 12, 1984Map (db m199869) HM
70 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Rutherford B. HayesNinteenth President of the United States
"Your monument is a magnificent structure. It is a monument that speaks out in eloquence to every man that bore arms in defense of his country. It was not the wonder that a million men sprang to save the union... but that they melted away and . . . Map (db m199984) HM
71 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Steele High School
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72 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Still on Patrol
U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 U.S. submarines still on “patrol.” Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead . . . Map (db m22245) WM
73 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Biltmore
The Biltmore has been designated a National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the national historic preservation act of 1966 this site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States . . . Map (db m200100) HM
74 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — 3-57 — The Birth of Aviation
In 1899, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton built a kite to test a revolutionary flight control system, and in 1900, built their first airplane (glider). With promising results, the Wrights built man-carrying gliders and airplanes to refine their . . . Map (db m17510) HM
75 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Engineer's Club Of Dayton
The Engineer's Club Of Dayton Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200097) HM
76 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Fountain Of Presidents
The corner of Third and Main streets has long served as the focal point of our community. Since 1850 the Old Courthouse has been a silent witness to a constant succession of events marking the history of our community and of our country. We sent . . . Map (db m199949) HM
77 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 / And The Rivers Flowed Through The City
The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 On Sunday, March 23, 1913, three storm systems met over western Ohio and, over the next four days, poured nine to eleven inches of rain over the Miami Valley. Falling on near-frozen and saturated ground, this . . . Map (db m22229) HM
78 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Newcom Tavern
This is the original site of the Newcom Tavern, built in 1798 by Col. George Newcom A trading post inn until 1836. Quartermaster's Headquarters for the N.W. Army, 1812. First native Daytonian, Jane Newcom, born in 1802, in the tavern. . . . Map (db m17947) HM
79 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — The Patricia L. Easterling House
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80 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — To Mary J. Kumler
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81 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — To the Memory of William McKinley
To The Memory of William McKinley born Jan. 29th, 1843 died Sept. 14th, 1901 soldier in the Army of the Union representative in Congress Governor of Ohio President of the United States statesman, patriot, martyr a Christian . . . Map (db m104552) HM WM
82 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Van Cleve Park
In the latter half of the 1800's, James Campbell's home stood across the street from this spot, on Monument Avenue between Jefferson and St. Clair Streets. As a city council member, Campbell grew impatient with the eye sore that had developed on . . . Map (db m22230) HM
83 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — Victoria Theater
Victoria Theater built in 1866 listed in the National Registry of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior this plaque placed in honor of the Community Leadership supporting the 1990 renovationMap (db m96049) HM
84 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — William Henry HarrisonNinth President of the United States
"In America a glorious fire has been lighted upon the altar of liberty, and to you my fellow citizens has been entrusted its safe keeping to be nourished with care and fostered forever. Keep it burning, and let the sparks that continually go up . . . Map (db m199986) HM
85 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Downtown — William J. "Bill" ClintonForty Second President of the United States
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86 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Eastern Hills — 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
87 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Fairlane — Centennial Commemoration of the End of the Great War1918- 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
88 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Fairlane — 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
89 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Fairlane — 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 m227787) HM WM
90 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Fairlane — Memorial1812 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
91 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — 31 Years at the LabDayton 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
92 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — 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
93 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Cathy Guisewite1950- — Innovative Cartoonist —
Cathy Guisewite was a voice for women through her comic strip Cathy, that ran daily for 34 years in over 1,400 newspapers. She received cartooning's highest honor, the Reuben Award, an Emmy for a television special and published many books.Map (db m240144) HM
94 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Charles A. Thomas1900-1982 — Chemist, Industry Leader —
He led ground breaking research in Dayton and Miamisburg, for the refinement and production of polonium, which was an essential component of the triggers of early atomic bombs. Through his efforts, Dayton became an important center of scientific . . . Map (db m240140) HM
95 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Charles F. Kettering1876-1958
One of America's greatest inventors and philanthropists. Revolutionized the transportation business and medical industries. Contributed greatly to the quality of life in the United States and the world.Map (db m240161) HM
96 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Dayton Triangles1916-1929 — Professional Football Team, Charter Member of the NFL —
On October 3, 1920, the Triangles took the field at Triangle Park against one of their long-standing rivals. This was the first game of the American Professional Football Association. Two years later, the league shortened the name to the National . . . Map (db m240126) HM
97 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Don Wayne1922-1997 — Broadcast Journalist —
National award winning television news anchor reporter and foreign correspondent. He pioneered electronic journalism in the Miami Valley and chronicled the growth and development of this region for nearly half a century.Map (db m240138) HM
98 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Dr. August F. Foerste1862-1936 — Paleontologist, Educator —
Internationally respected geologist and paleontologist. He was a pioneer in describing the geology of the Miami Valley. He dedicated his life to his scientific endeavors and to the education of his Steele High School students.Map (db m240125) HM
99 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Dr. Benjamin and Marian Schuster1923-2012 / 1926-2007 — Innovative Physician and Philanthropists —
Philanthropists for the arts and medicine. The Schuster Performing Arts Center hospitals and university concert hall bear their names. Dr. Schuster was an internationally known innovator in cardiac surgery.Map (db m240122) HM
100 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Dr. Lewis Albert Jackson1912-1994
Pioneer aviator and visionary. Director of training for the "Tuskegee Airmen." President of Central State University and vice president of Sinclair Community College.Map (db m240154) HM

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