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History of Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Dayton, Ohio, USA

Dayton was the home of the Wright Brothers, a pair of bicycle shop owners, who invented the first practical airplanes. It is also home to the first airport, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, originally a pasture field which the Wright brothers borrowed from Torrence Huffman, a Dayton banker, in the early 1900s.



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  • News 1854 - TORNADO AT DAYTON - BUILDING BLOWN DOWN - MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING - CORNFIELDS PROSTRATED.
    On Saturday a heavy storm of wind and rain passed over Dayton, doing considerable damage in the way of destroying awnings, tearing off window...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Dayton
    Dayton, a flourishing city, capital of Montgomery county, Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad river, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Killed by Stone
    A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that town, by a stone thrown from a sling in the hands of...Read MORE...


  • 1878 - James Ritty of Dayton developed the first cash register.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

  • News 1879 - November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

    historyorb.com
    November 4, 1879

  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    The Computing Scale Co.
    Dayton, Ohio
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • 1895 - Dayton
    Dayton, a flourishing city, capital of Montgomery co, O., is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad River, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - FOUGHT THE FLAMES FOR HOURS.
    Twenty Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Property Destroyed in Dayton.
    Special to the Plain Dealer.

    DAYTON, May 27.—A fire, which was fought for several ...Read MORE...


  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Kid Gloves Cost Money

    Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

    Ladies' Home Journal
    September 1898
    Advertisement
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Looking North on Main St.
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Webster Street Engine House
    Postcard
  • 1903 - The Wright Brothers, a pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, became the first in flight

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html

  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Dayton, Ohio, Court Houses, 1905
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Dayton Ohio Boulevard, 1906
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Fairgrounds, Dayton, O., Showing N.C.R.
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Miami River, 1908
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Governor Harmon Presenting Ohio's Medals - Wright Brothers' Celebration, Dayton, Ohio, June 18, 1909
    Postcard
  • 1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

    historyorb.com

  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    South Main St.
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Arcade, Third Street Entrance, 1911
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Swimming Pool, Romberger Park
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Hotel Algonquin
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Conover Building, 1912
    Postcard
  • 1913 - March 26 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
    The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 persons,...Read MORE...


  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Wrecked Building, Dayton, Ohio, during Greatest Flood in Modern History, March, 1913.
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    The Miami-Jacobs Business College, 2d and Main Sts., Dayton, Ohio
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Main Street, looking South
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Conservatory, Soldiers' Home, 1915
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Dayton, a city, capital of Montgomery co., Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad River and on the line ...Read MORE...


  • April 19, 1919: Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump, Dayton, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com

  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Union Station
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
    Postcard
  • 1923 - February 2 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio

    historyorb.com

  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    The Impressive Skyline of Dayton, Ohio
    Postcard
  • News 1934 - August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

    historyorb.com
    August 19, 1934

  • 1936 - OUT FOR FUN, 6 MEET DEATH. KILLED BEYOND CRASHED GATE OF RAIL CROSSING.
    Dayton, O., Oct. 19. (AP) - Six persons, out for an evening of merry-making, met death beyond the crashed safety gate of a rail crossing yesterday...Read MORE...


  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Fourth Reformed Church
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Hotel Van Cleve
    Postcard
  • News 1945 - OFFICER IS KILLED AT AVIATION SHOW. ARMY PILOTED EXPERIMENTAL PLANE CRASHES ON CIVILIAN AUTO.
    Dayton, Ohio, May 27 (AP) - Capt. WILLIAM GLASGOW of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a veteran of 80 combat missions over Germany, was killed and five civilians ...Read MORE...


  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Masonic Temple
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    McCook Bowl
    Postcard
  • Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Saint Anthony's Church
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Dayton, Ohio, USA


Dayton, Ohio, USA
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The Computing Scale Co.
Dayton, Ohio
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Advertisement

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Webster Street Engine House
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Looking North on Main St.
Postcard



Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Dayton, Ohio, Court Houses, 1905
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Dayton Ohio Boulevard, 1906
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Fairgrounds, Dayton, O., Showing N.C.R.
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Miami River, 1908
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Governor Harmon Presenting Ohio's Medals - Wright Brothers' Celebration, Dayton, Ohio, June 18, 1909
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
South Main St.
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Arcade, Third Street Entrance, 1911
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Swimming Pool, Romberger Park
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Hotel Algonquin
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Conover Building, 1912
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Wrecked Building, Dayton, Ohio, during Greatest Flood in Modern History, March, 1913.
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
The Miami-Jacobs Business College, 2d and Main Sts., Dayton, Ohio
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, looking South
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Conservatory, Soldiers' Home, 1915
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
The Rike-Kumler Co. and Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio.
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Union Station
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
The Impressive Skyline of Dayton, Ohio
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Fourth Reformed Church
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Hotel Van Cleve
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Masonic Temple
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
McCook Bowl
Postcard

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pinterest
Saint Anthony's Church
Postcard
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History and News of Dayton, Ohio, USA

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  • 1854 - Dayton
    Dayton, a flourishing city, capital of Montgomery county, Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad river, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1854 - TORNADO AT DAYTON - BUILDING BLOWN DOWN - MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING - CORNFIELDS PROSTRATED.
    On Saturday a heavy storm of wind and rain passed over Dayton, doing considerable damage in the way of destroying awnings, tearing off window... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Killed by Stone
    A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that town, by a stone thrown from a sling in the hands of... Read MORE...

  • 1878 - James Ritty of Dayton developed the first cash register.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html
  • News  1879 - November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

    historyorb.com
    November 4, 1879
  • 1895 - Dayton
    Dayton, a flourishing city, capital of Montgomery co, O., is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad River, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - FOUGHT THE FLAMES FOR HOURS.
    Twenty Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Property Destroyed in Dayton.
    Special to the Plain Dealer.

    DAYTON, May 27.—A fire, which was fought for several ... Read MORE...

  • 1903 - The Wright Brothers, a pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, became the first in flight

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html
  • 1910 - November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

    historyorb.com
  • 1913 - March 26 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
    The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 persons,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Dayton, a city, capital of Montgomery co., Ohio, is situated on the left or E. bank of the Great Miami, at the mouth of the Mad River and on the line ... Read MORE...

  • April 19, 1919: Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump, Dayton, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
  • 1923 - February 2 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio

    historyorb.com
  • News  1934 - August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

    historyorb.com
    August 19, 1934
  • 1936 - OUT FOR FUN, 6 MEET DEATH. KILLED BEYOND CRASHED GATE OF RAIL CROSSING.
    Dayton, O., Oct. 19. (AP) - Six persons, out for an evening of merry-making, met death beyond the crashed safety gate of a rail crossing yesterday... Read MORE...

  • News  1945 - OFFICER IS KILLED AT AVIATION SHOW. ARMY PILOTED EXPERIMENTAL PLANE CRASHES ON CIVILIAN AUTO.
    Dayton, Ohio, May 27 (AP) - Capt. WILLIAM GLASGOW of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a veteran of 80 combat missions over Germany, was killed and five civilians ... Read MORE...

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