DDN and Dayton

Miami-Erie Canal

March 4, 2013
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Miami-Erie Canal

The Miami and Erie Canal was constructed from 1825 to 1845 and connected the Ohio River at Cincinnati with Lake Erie near Toledo. The portion of the canal between Cincinnati and Dayton was completed in 1829. On January 25, 1829, the first two canal boats—the Gov. Brown (after Gov. Ethan A. Brown who had...
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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

February 20, 2013
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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most noteworthy African-American poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also was born and died in Dayton, Ohio, although he lived several other places in between. You can still visit Dunbar’s last home in Dayton—the same place where he died of tuberculosis on February 9,...
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New Carlisle

February 6, 2013
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What is now New Carlisle was first established as “York” in 1810; the name was later changed in New Carlisle in 1828. Today, it is a city of about 5,800 people. Located at the intersection of State Routes 235 and 571, New Carlisle is well-connected to larger, nearby cities such as Dayton and Springfield, but...
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Fairfield – Osborn – Fairborn

January 23, 2013
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Before there was Fairborn, Ohio, there were the neighboring towns of Fairfield and Osborn. The town of Osborn was located in the area more recently occupied by a gravel pit and the Skyborn drive-in theatre, just off OH-235. After the 1913 Flood, the Miami Conservancy District developed a series of dams for flood prevention, one of...
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Sledding

January 11, 2013
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Snow is an annual fact of life in the Miami Valley. Here are some great photos of people enjoying winter weather to the fullest! More information can be found in these resources at Wright State University Special Collections & Archives: Dayton Daily News Archive: Seasons–Winter; Sledding; Sleigh; Accidents–Sledding; Weather–Snow.  
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Dayton’s American Indian History

December 17, 2012
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Years ago, when I was 5, I remember going to the park in Newark Ohio.  The park  had a large embankment that my brother and I used to climb on, and after a few years as I became more observant of my surroundings, I noticed something about that embankment, that it formed a large...
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Society of the Friends of Lizzie Borden

December 14, 2012
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Society of the Friends of Lizzie Borden

The Dayton Daily News collection here at Wright State usually contains items that one would expect to find in a newspaper collection- old clippings, photographs used in articles, etc. However, every once in a while we come across something strange and out of place. One great example is a series of editorials that we...
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Wright-Patterson AFB

December 11, 2012
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Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has long been a center of research and development. For years, the base was the center of both theoretical research and flight test for the Air Force. Even though flight testing is today conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California, much research and experimentation continue to take place here...
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World War II Pictures

December 7, 2012
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World War II Pictures

Within the DDN collection, there are a number of folders containing pictures that cover various campaigns of the Second World War. These pictures were used in the newspaper for stories and often times still have the original captions still attached to them. I decided to pick a couple of themes and post some pictures...
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Cedarville University Through the Years

December 6, 2012
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I have only had a short time to go through the Dayton Daily News Archive, but Bill found a folder of my Alma Mater, Cedarville University.  At the time it was Cedarville College, and it was fascinating to go through and look at the pictures and to see how much the school has changed...
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