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New Exhibit: Presidential Visits to the Miami Valley

November 1, 2016
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New Exhibit: Presidential Visits to the Miami Valley

Only 1 week until election day! Not surprisingly, there have been a lot of fairly local visits recently by major candidates, as Ohio is typically an important “battleground” state. This has long been the case, and consequently, there are many wonderful photographs in our Dayton Daily News Archive of...
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Dayton’s Union Station: Later Years 1960s+

June 16, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: Later Years 1960s+

By the early 1960s, Dayton’s passenger rail needs had been reduced so much that such a huge depot as Union Station was no longer required. Additionally, it was decided that automobile traffic in downtown Dayton would benefit greatly if Sixth Street could be extended through to Wilkinson Street —...
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Dayton’s Union Station: 1940s & 1950s

June 14, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: 1940s & 1950s

Union Station, like railroads in general across the United States, was on a bit of a downward slope through the 1940s and 1950s as Americans traveled less by train. By the late 1950s, it was already becoming apparent that Dayton area travelers’ railway needs no longer required such a...
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Dayton’s Union Station: Early Years

June 7, 2016
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Dayton’s Union Station: Early Years

Union Station, with its massive clock tower, was a well-known landmark of downtown Dayton for more than 60 years. In this blog post and two more to follow, we will share some brief history of the station, as well as some of the many, many photographs of it in our Dayton...
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National Museum of the United States Air Force

May 10, 2016
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National Museum of the United States Air Force

In honor of the opening of the fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in a few weeks, please enjoy these photographs and news clippings from the Dayton Daily News Archive from the museum’s early days. The origins of the museum came from a collection...
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George E. Obrist, Jr., Dayton Bank Robber

February 25, 2016
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George E. Obrist, Jr., Dayton Bank Robber

Recently, I read Pockets Full Awry: The Obrist Murder Case (2007) by Dick Burdette. The book describes the attempts of the authors and their associates to solve a more than 50-year-old cold case, one of the most notorious murders in the history of Portsmouth, Ohio: that of Dr. George...
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

August 3, 2015
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

The first set of quadruplets born in the Dayton area were the Deddens quads, born September 7, 1974, via cesarean section at Kettering Memorial Hospital. That was the day Oakwood residents, Bob Deddens, a 34-year-old lawyer (and later an Oakwood Municipal Court judge), and his wife Ruth, age 27,...
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

July 27, 2015
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

We were saddened to learn that longtime Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman died Saturday evening, July 25, at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Huffman, age 79, had been battling kidney cancer and other ailments. Huffman had been a fixture in local news since 1968, sharing good news and happy stories from around...
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

May 13, 2015
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

Please join us for the 6th Annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture, featuring Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, on Friday, May 29. This event is free & open to the public and will take place on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library,...
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B-1 Bomber

December 2, 2014
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B-1 Bomber

The history of aviation, as well as the local history of the Miami Valley, are among our major collecting areas here at Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. And with the important role that aviation has played in the Miami Valley’s history—from the Wright Brothers to current...
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