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By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
A Starting Device Marker
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
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
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 tail flag poles that mark the corners of the pasture. The brothers tried their best to fly only inside this field, . . . — Map (db m67621) HM
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 m67616) HM
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
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 . . . — Map (db m67607) HM
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 m67619) HM
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 m67609) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Burkhardt HillSite of the Original Soapbox Derby
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Ohio (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 . . . — Map (db m95570) HM
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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Chinese Kites500 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 1998 — Map (db m110380) WM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge1917 - 1919
Dedicated in honor of D-Battery 134th Field Artillery 37th Div. World War — Map (db m28018) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Deeds BarnThe 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Deeds Barnthe 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 . . . — Map (db m110322) HM

Ohio (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 m1651) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Huffman Prairie1904 - 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Icarus900 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — John Glenn1962 — 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
Ohio (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
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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Leonardo da Vinci1506 — (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — OHS #18- 5 — 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Locust Grove SchoolNumber 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 m95572) HM
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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Making His Way With WordsPaul 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — McCook Field1917 — (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 27- 57 — McCook FieldCradle 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 . . . — Map (db m116551) HM

Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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 . . . — Map (db m116623) WM

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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Montgolfier Brothers1783 — (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 Etíenne de Montgolfier, brothers living . . . — Map (db m29512) HM
Ohio (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) HM
Ohio (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) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — OHS #16- 5 — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Neil Armstrong1969 — (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 m95571) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Orville's Last WorkshopDayton 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, . . . — Map (db m67605) HM
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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Rising to the ChallengePaul 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Sir George Cayley1853 — (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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — OHS #21-57 — Sister Dorothy Stang SNDdeN (1931- 2005)
Side A 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 . . . — Map (db m104544) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Site of Dayton's First Electric Generating Station1883 - 1897
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Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 57-9 — 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
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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — St. Mary’s Hall
Constructed in 1870, St. Mary’s Hall was once the largest building in Dayton. A National Historic Landmark, the building was formerly the main facility of St. Mary’s Institute, now the University of Dayton. Known as Dewberry Farm, the land for the . . . — Map (db m1652) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — State of Ohio Korean War Memorialand All Veterans' Memorial Walkway
Welcome to the Ohio Korean War Memorial and All Veterans' Memorial Walkway During the 120th General Assembly regular session 1993-1994, both houses of the State of Ohio Legislature unanimously voted Dayton as the official site of . . . — Map (db m29596) WM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Steele High School
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Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Testing, Testing, TestingMcCook Field 1917- 1927 — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Aviation Trail
Where today you see ball fields and green space, there was once a 254-acre military-industrial complex dedicated to advancing aviation. Some four dozen laboratories, hangars, shops, and offices were hurriedly built here in fall of 1917, the . . . — Map (db m116695) HM WM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — The 93rd RegimentOhio Volunteer Infantry
The 93rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry was encamped near this point on the old Patterson farm and mustered into the service of the United States August 20th 1862 with 968 men. Left for the front August 23rd 1862. Mustered out at . . . — Map (db m110085) WM
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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — The Neighborhood Geniuses
"...the invention [of the airplane] came from such an unexpected quarter. The Wrights had no special training in science or engineering. While both were well educated, neither had completed the formal coursework required for his high school . . . — Map (db m61866) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — The Patterson Homestead
Col. Robert Patterson, Revolutionary War soldier and founder of Lexington, Ky., settled here in 1804 and built this farmhouse in 1816. At his death in 1827, Rubicon Farm, with its sawmill, grist mill, stone mill (for wool carding) and sugar camp, . . . — Map (db m104560) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — The Professor of the PropellerDayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
The Wright brothers were the first experimenters to understand that a propeller for a flying machine had to work differently from a ship’s screws. The first Wright Flyer used 8-foot-long wooden propellers that the brothers hand-carved from spruce. . . . — Map (db m67602) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — The Solution: Wing Warping
By the late 1800s, a handful of experimenters around the world were closing in on the riddle of powered flight. They could fly a plane into the air, but they still couldn't control it - keep it from pitching forward, turning side to side, or . . . — Map (db m29136) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — United Theological SeminaryBonebrake Seminary — The Church of the United Brethren in Christ
The Church of the United Brethren in Christ first opened United Theological Seminary in 1871 on Dayton’s West Side. The school changed its name in 1909 to Bonebrake Seminary in honor of six pioneer ministers. The union of the United Brethren . . . — Map (db m109449) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 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 renovation — Map (db m96049) HM
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

Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Viet Nam Veterans MemorialDayton, Ohio — Honoring Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Warren Counties
The land for this memorial was donated by the City of Dayton and its people in respect and tribute to the Viet Nam Veteran.

“This is a living memorial…today is a celebration of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No statues of . . . — Map (db m110029) WM

Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 14-57 — Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Side A: The first African American congregation and first African American Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Dayton trace their roots back to the early 1830s. They were organized by Father Thomas Willis and a small group of faithful men and . . . — Map (db m17529) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — We were always happy on Hawthorne Street...
The Wright brothers were in their twenties when they became interested in aeronautical science. Five adults lived here in the years that Wilbur and Orville debated their ideas about how to develop a flying machine around the dining room table. . . . — Map (db m61865) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — West SideDayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
By 1900 Dayton’s West Side was a thriving neighborhood of working-class homes and small businesses. Some residents commuted to downtown Dayton by streetcar. Others, like Wilbur and Orville Wright, lived and worked in this community. The . . . — Map (db m67584) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Wheels to Wings
In the spring of 1895, Wilbur and Orville Wright moved their printing and bicycle shops under one roof in The Wright Cycle Company building you see in front of you. Here the brothers concentrated on designing and building their own custom make of . . . — Map (db m61856) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — William Morris House
William Morris House

William Morris married his second wife, Patsy Hillian, on October 5, 1831. The couple had a son in 1835 when Morris was 74 years old.

William Morris, a Revolutionary War veteran, came to Montgomery County in 1806, . . . — Map (db m115957) HM

Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Wright Brothers Home Base
You can no longer see a plain two-story house standing on Bishop Wright's small lot just ahead. Here on quiet tree-lined Hawthorne Street Orville Wright was born in 1871. Here Wilbur Wright died in 1912. The brothers who would one day create a . . . — Map (db m61863) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Wright Seaplane BaseDayton Aviation Heritage Aviation Trail Site
Here on the Miami River in 1913, Orville Wright made the first successful takeoff and landing from water in a Wright Model C airplane fitted with a pontoon. Rivers and lakes could provide no-cost runways for seaplanes, unimpeded by such obstacles . . . — Map (db m82150) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Wright-Patterson AFB1927 — (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #8)
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings... -John Gillespie Magee Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has led the nation throughout the evolution of U.S. military air superiority. When . . . — Map (db m29557) WM

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