Before Holly Water, residents drank well water, benefiting from the filtering effects of the porous sub-soil. By the 1860s as more and more people moved into Dayton, those water sources became compromised, with an increasing amount of cesspools infringing on the borders of these wells. This led to the first Board of Health being created in 1868. A Committee was formed to address the issues, ultimately choosing the “Holly System.”
To the lady who met Bethany’s mother at the base hospital yesterday: we would love to know who you are, and we thank you for your kind words!
This year was only the second year for Gem City Made, but Beavercreek Nazarene has been holding a Holiday Bazaar every November for over 25 years! We’ll make sure to post details about the Holiday Bazaar before the event in early November.
During the event, we made sure to visit every booth, and we saw a few familiar faces, but met a lot of great new vendors.
Back in September 2016, Bethany made a seemingly random decision to take a different route home from work. During that trip, she happened to spot an artist working on a mural on the side of Keowee Street. She turned around and pulled over, and had the pleasure of meeting the artist, Nick Edwards, and he let her take this picture and feature it on Dayton Unknown’s Instagram. We didn’t really know him, but we loved seeing his artwork around town.
Rest in Peace, Nick, and our condolences to all who loved you.
Note: In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th, we decided to share a story about one of Dayton’s own Peace Officers.
January 17, 1880 was a normal day on the beat for Patrolman Lee Lynam. That morning, he arrested a man named John Francis on suspicion of having a gun. Francis was later released and told to “behave.”
But behave, he did not.
May 25-26, 2018
Old Yellow Cab Building
700 East 4th Street
Admission is free, and donations to support the event are accepted.
Come see a variety of art installations, expressions, paintings, sculptures, etc.