Category Archives: Local History

100-Year-Old Dayton Newspaper Advertisements

This past weekend, Dawne Dewey, Head of Special Collections & Archives, led a Friends of the Libraries workshop on “History through Newspapers,” in which participants learned to research and relive local history through old newspapers in the Archives’ collection. (You can … Continue reading

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Early Aviators: Korn Brothers of Jackson Center

In 1908, the Korn brothers—Edward (b. 1888) and Milton (b. 1889)—became interested in flying machines. They found a way to cut down the size of the family farm and establish the first airport in Ohio near Jackson Center in Shelby … Continue reading

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1913 Flood Diaries & Letters: A Conclusion

It was four weeks ago that we first posted “1913 Flood Diaries & Letters: An Introduction,” the first in a series of several posts in which we’ve followed a handful of individual Daytonians through their 1913 flood ordeal, reading about their … Continue reading

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