Archive for April, 2011

Xenia Tornado of 1974

April 19, 2011
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On April 3, 1974 an F-5 tornado tore through the heart of Xenia, killing 33 people and injuring more than 1,300 others. It bulldozed a path more than a half-mile wide, destroying or damaging more than 1,400 buildings, including 1,200 homes, dozens of businesses, 10 churches, and several schools. By the time it lifted...
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DDN Collection Series

April 4, 2011
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In March we began to minimally process the collection. Before we could get to this stage we had to create the series and subseries for the collection. The DDN collection is made up of the holdings of two separate newspapers; The Dayton Daily News (DDN) and the Dayton Journal Herald (JH). Each paper had...
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