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Robert Receives News from Home

On November 8, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son, Robert, a letter where he comments on local election results and a variety of military events.  The letter is very revealing as to his views of the South (“Mr. Secesh & Co.”).  Jefferson, himself, … Continue reading

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Special Collections & Archives

One hundred years ago, Dayton was the cradle of American invention.  While walking downtown you were likely to meet the creative minds behind the first practical airplane, the automobile self-starter, automatic cash registers, and the pop top — inventions that … Continue reading

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