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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dayton, Ohio

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Location of Dayton, Ohio
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    Fayette County (28)
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1Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — A Starting Device — Huffman 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
2Ohio (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
3Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Commuter Flyers — The 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
4Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Final Honors — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Wright brothers were the most memorialized of Americans in the 20th century. Of all their countrymen, only Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln have inspired commemorative zeal to match. Wright biographer Tom . . . Map (db m171970) HM
5Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Flying Field to Air Force Base — Huffman 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
6Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Follow the Flight Path — Huffman 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
7Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Huffman Prairie Flying Field — AIAA 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
8Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — 13-29 — Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, a unit of the Dayton Heritage National Historic Park, is the site where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew and perfected the world's first practical airplane, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, after their first flights in Kitty . . . Map (db m172449) HM
9Ohio (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
10Ohio (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
11Ohio (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
12Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — The First Airport — Huffman 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 . . . Map (db m171551) HM
13Ohio (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
14Ohio (Greene County), Dayton — Trials in an Old Swamp — Huffman 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
15Ohio (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
16Ohio (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
17Ohio (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
18Ohio (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
19Ohio (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
20Ohio (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
21Ohio (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
22Ohio (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
23Ohio (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
24Ohio (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
25Ohio (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
26Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Burkhardt Hill — Site of the Original Soapbox Derby
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27Ohio (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
28Ohio (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
29Ohio (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
30Ohio (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
31Ohio (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
32Ohio (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
33Ohio (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
34Ohio (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
35Ohio (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
36Ohio (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
37Ohio (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
38Ohio (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
39Ohio (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
40Ohio (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
41Ohio (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
42Ohio (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
43Ohio (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
44Ohio (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 . . . Map (db m96099) HM
45Ohio (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
46Ohio (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
47Ohio (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
48Ohio (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
49Ohio (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
50Ohio (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
51Ohio (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
52Ohio (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
53Ohio (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
54Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Huffman Prairie — 1904 - 1905 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #6) —
The hawk which now takes his flight over the top of the wood was at first, perchance, only a leaf which fluttered in its aisles. -Henry David Thoreau After their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the Wright brothers could . . . Map (db m29516) HM
55Ohio (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
56Ohio (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
57Ohio (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
58Ohio (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
59Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — John Glenn — 1962 — Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #9) —
“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 . . . Map (db m29560) HM
60Ohio (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
61Ohio (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
62Ohio (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
63Ohio (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
64Ohio (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
65Ohio (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
66Ohio (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
67Ohio (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
68Ohio (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
69Ohio (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
70Ohio (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
71Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — McCook Field — 1917 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #7) —
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
72Ohio (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
73Ohio (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
74Ohio (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
75Ohio (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
76Ohio (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
77Ohio (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
78Ohio (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
79Ohio (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
80Ohio (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
81Ohio (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
82Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 20- 57 — Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church / Euclid Avenue United Brethren Church
Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church Led by Rev.W.E. Jones, a small band of baptized believers came together for services in January 1925. They met regularly in a residence on Home Avenue and Hawthorne Streets, later moving to Summit . . . Map (db m105798) HM
83Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
84Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Neil Armstrong — 1969 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #10) —
It suddently struck me that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth...I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. -Neil Armstrong Another Ohio aviator took the final step in the nation's goal to reach the moon. Neil . . . Map (db m29562) HM
85Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Newcom House
To make the wood siding look like stone, a popular treatment was to cut vertical grooves into the boards and add sand to the paint. Though there is no record that he ever lived in this Greek Revival-style house, George Newcom, an early . . . Map (db m173781) HM
86Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
87Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Newcom Tavern
What Are We Doing? Carillon Park has begun preservation and re-interpretation of Dayton’s oldest standing structure, Newcom Tavern. Using replicated sash- sawn white oak siding and hand wrought nails, Carillon Park is now returning much . . . Map (db m173686) HM
88Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Orville's Last Workshop — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
“For 30 years Orville Wright’s place of business was the plain brick building (here) on North Broadway. Visiting reporters found it quite ordinary. There was a reception area for Miss Beck (his secretary); an inner office with Orville’s desk, files, . . . Map (db m173687) HM
89Ohio (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
90Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Patterson Homestead 1804
Colonel Robert Patterson was a Revolutionary War Indian fighter, the founder of Lexington, Kentucky, and co-founder of Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his family settled here south of Dayton in 1804 on the 320-acre Rubicon Farm, named for the nearby creek . . . Map (db m104554) HM
91Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Paul Laurence Dunbar — 1872 - 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
92Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 8-57 — Paul Laurence Dunbar
Born on June 27, 1872 in Dayton to former slaves Joshua and Matilda Dunbar, Paul Laurence Dunbar developed a love of stories during his early years. He wrote his first poem at age six and recited his original Easter Ode at age nine to the . . . Map (db m61869) HM
93Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Preserved and Enshrined
The actual house where the Wright brothers dreamed of flight and the bicycle shop where they built the first airplane can no longer be seen here in West Dayton. But the original buildings still exist, and are well preserved. In 1936 wealthy . . . Map (db m61861) HM
94Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Rising to the Challenge — Paul Laurence Dunbar — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park —
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park honors the creative achievements of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In this national park, you won’t see wilderness, vistas or wildlife---but you can learn how three native . . . Map (db m67587) HM
95Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Roman Column — A 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
96Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Sir George Cayley — 1853 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #5) —
I feel perfectly confident that we shall be able to transport ourselves and families, and their goods and chattels, more securely by air than by water...." -Sir George Cayley After the Montgolfier brothers, mankind was ready to move . . . Map (db m29514) HM
97Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 21-57 — Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN — (1931- 2005)
Born on June 7, 1931 in Dayton to Edna and Henry Stang, Dorothy Mae was the fourth of nine children. She attended Julienne High School and entered religious life with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1948. She professed final vows in 1956 . . . Map (db m104544) HM
98Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Site of Dayton's First Electric Generating Station — 1883 - 1897
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99Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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 Dayton . . . Map (db m26339) HM
100Ohio (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

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