DDN and Dayton

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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President Truman in Dayton

November 19, 2012
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The final installment of the DDN Presidential Series is the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman. President Truman’s legacy has gone through an evolution since he left office in 1953. His approval rating was in the low 20% (in some polls, even lower than Nixon when he left office). However in the...
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Dayton

October 29, 2012
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The next Commander in Chief in our Presidential Series is the 36th POTUS, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. President Johnson is described as one the most politically astute and canny politicians of the 20th century. He began his political career in his home state of Texas, running for the House as a New Deal Democrat....
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