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The Dayton Air Show in Pictures

May 31, 2017
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The Dayton Air Show in Pictures

Who has attended the Dayton Air Show? The air show, originally known as the Dayton Air Fair, started in July 1975. Highlights from the first Air Fair included the husband and wife stunt team of Bob and Pat Wagner and Harold Johnson, who would later serve as mayor of...
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I Wonder if Main Street Has Changed?

May 12, 2017
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Curious how your community has or has not changed over time? Doing research on a historic home or building? Or maybe you are just curious whether your hometown has appeared in the newspaper at one  time or another? The Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458) has photograph and newspaper clipping...
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With Spring Comes Track and Field

April 20, 2017
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Any track and field athletes out there? Remember the huge invitationals, relays, and district meets at Welcome Stadium? For those of us with the “track bug” we look forward to, and often count the days until, spring arrives and the outdoor track season begins. The Miami Valley has a...
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How About Some Magic for the Holidays

December 9, 2016
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How About Some Magic for the Holidays

The holiday season is often a time for families to attend musicals, plays, concerts, and movies. My first introduction to this was Thanksgiving night in 1986 when my parents took us to see Richard Harris (yes, the first Dumbledore and the Man Called Horse) in a production of Camelot at...
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Baseball is in the Air, Dayton Daily News Living Legends, November 17th

November 9, 2016
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Baseball is in the Air, Dayton Daily News Living Legends, November 17th

While Opening Day is roughly 143 days away (who is counting, right?), you can still get your baseball fix next Thursday night, November 17, when long-time sports writer Hal McCoy will speak as part of the  7th annual Dayton Daily News Living Legends series. The event will take place in the Endeavor Room...
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Hal McCoy to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on November 17

November 3, 2016
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Hal McCoy to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on November 17

Join us from 6:30-9pm on Thursday, November 17th, for the 7th annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive as we honor sports writer Hal McCoy in the Endeavor Room of the Wright State Student Union. The doors open at 6:30pm and the program starts at 7pm. The event...
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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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