Remembering the 1913 Flood

April 11, 2013
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Over the past 100 years, the 1913 Flood has long been remembered—both in general and on special milestone anniversaries. Shortly after the event, a rallying cry of “Remember the promises made in the attic” prompted residents to recall the horrible flood and contribute to a project for flood prevention. (Evidence of that successful campaign can...
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1913 Flood Aftermath

March 28, 2013
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Experiencing the actual flood portion of the Great 1913 Flood was a terrible ordeal in and of itself—the lack of access to supplies, food, and fresh drinking water; the cut-off in communications; the lack of heat due to broken utility lines and cold weather; and of course the lost lives. But after the waters receded, Miami...
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During the 1913 Flood

March 25, 2013
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The Great Flood of March 1913 was probably the worst disaster in Dayton’s history. It is therefore not surprising that the Dayton Daily News had a large “VIP” file on the subject, as we as many photographs, since the paper published many stories about those events over the past 100 years. In commemoration of...
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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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