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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DDN Archives Materials Requested for “Carol” Film

January 26, 2016
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Wright State University President David Hopkins recently shared some interesting Wright State connections to the Academy Award-nominated film Carol (2015), starring Cate Blanchett. Among these connections are that the film’s production manager, Karri O’Reilly, is a 1994 WSU grad. Another 20 WSU grads and students also worked on the movie,...
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