In 1847, Dayton's first "railroad” was a cart pulled by oxen
along wooden rails to haul the stone used to build downtown's
Old Court House. True rail service began in 1851.
By the 1890s, the railroad was the major transportation link uniting . . . — — Map (db m173765) HM
The canal was used not only for boat traffic. In 1899,
a couple of elephants bathed in the canal during a
street carnival in downtown Dayton.
This building served as the office for the toll collector and the superintendent
of the Southern . . . — — Map (db m173746) HM
Originally a sewing machine manufacturer in the 1800s,
by 1977, Dayton-based Huffy Corporation was the largest
producer of bicycles in the world.
In the mid-1800s, the high-wheel bicycle was popular, but dangerous to ride.
Only the young . . . — — Map (db m173763) HM
As part of the newly formed Moraine Development Company owned by Adam Schantz,
Colonel Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering, the Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory was
completed in 1917. Much experimental work in the history of flight was performed . . . — — Map (db m110237) HM
Two of the owners of the Moraine Develop Company, Charles Kettering and
Colonel Edward Deeds were responsible for rapid changes in the course of history.
They formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) and experimented
with . . . — — Map (db m110181) HM
Robert Patterson, grandfather of future NCR founder John Patterson,
owned several mills on his Dayton homestead. Stonemill and Sawmill
Roads between Main and Brown Streets were named for Patterson's mills.
In the 1800s, water-powered mills . . . — — Map (db m173717) HM
In pioneer villages, mills were among the first structures to be
built. Water-powered mills ground flour, cracked corn and sawed
lumber. An abundant water supply was a boon to the small
community of Dayton. By the winter of 1822-23, there were . . . — — Map (db m173718) HM
In 1917 fourteen residences were built on Edison Avenue (now Blanchard.)
Gas lines were installed, the street paved and sidewalks, curbing and gutters provided.
The houses were occupied by workers at Dayton Wright Airplane Factory and . . . — — Map (db m110180) HM
In 1870, you could travel the length of Third Street through
downtown Dayton on the city's first horse-drawn streetcar line.
The top speed was six miles per hour.
This building was designed to be reminiscent of Dayton's Union Station
and a . . . — — Map (db m173760) HM
Plaque 1 In the 1820’s during a hike from Urbana to Cincinnati, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman planted a grove of apple trees just west of Dorf Drive in German Village. On September 23, 2010, honoring the 236th birthday of John . . . — — Map (db m104620) HM
Standard pay for workers building the canal was
"thirty cents a day and a jigger of whiskey."
A day's work stretched from sunrise to sunset.
In 1829, the Miami Canal opened between Dayton and Cincinnati.
The canal was later extended north . . . — — Map (db m173744) HM
Established in 1926, was Dayton’s first Municipal Airport located 100 yards northeast of this marker. Trained by the Wright Brothers, Bernard Whelan joined Howard Rinehart as test pilots at the Dayton Wright Airplane Company. In 1923 they formed the . . . — — Map (db m110238) HM
A covered bridge was often used for more than just travel.
Robbers and lovers took advantage of the darkness
created by its enclosed sides.
Early wooden bridges were often covered with a roof and siding to protect their
structure from the . . . — — Map (db m173742) HM
Her Life | Marie Sturwold Aull | 1897-2002
Marie Aull played a major role in the creation of the Dayton-Montgomery County Park District, now called Five River MetroParks. In 1977, Marie donated her home, her thirty-acre garden and the . . . — — Map (db m173713) HM
The first church in Moraine was Zion Memorial Church of Christ established in 1820. The first church was built of logs with a stone foundation. The cemetery also was started at this time. Between 1820 and 1826 the first ministers were circuit riders . . . — — Map (db m104616) HM