Posts Tagged ‘ local history ’

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 files for...
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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 — the construction...
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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 large passenger station....
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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 Daily News...
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Soap Box Derby

July 9, 2015
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Recently, my colleague here at Special Collections & Archives, Toni VandenBos, received an e-mail from CNN wanting any images we had of Dayton’s Soap Box Derby.  The images will be used in the Mike Rowe show, Somebody’s Got to Do It.  The upcoming show deals with the men and women trying...
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The Stones Roll Through Dayton!

April 22, 2015
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The Stones Roll Through Dayton!

Just a few weeks ago, the Rolling Stones announced a North American Tour which will roll though Ohio with a stop in Columbus on May 30th.   Sell-out crowds are expected as they always are at Stones’ concerts, as the band usually puts on one of the highest grossing tours of a...
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