Also, if you have any great winter pics to share, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if we may just share your pictures too! Please make sure to provide your full name for photo credit!
During one of our research sessions at the library, we found a great book, For the Love of Dayton: Life in the Miami Valley 1796-2001, that was published by the Dayton Daily News in 2001. The book chronicles the history of Dayton year-by-year in little blurbs, and there were a lot of fascinating facts that we just had to share!
- 1803 – Colonel George Newcom became the first sheriff, serving until 1809. He took little pity on lawbreakers, lowering alleged offenders into his empty well, where they remained until trial.
And we’re back! We hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season, and that you are as excited as we are to see what 2018 brings!
We have had a busy past few months with Thanksgiving, Sara’s wedding, and Christmas, so we thought that we would give you a glimpse into our lives, and share what we have been up to with some pictures!
We are always accessible through the Contact Us page and by email – email@example.com
We’ll also periodically update our Instagram, too! We are @daytonunknown!!
To tide you over, here are some fall pictures from around Dayton!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, DAYTON!!!
- Johnny Morehouse: The Boy and His Dog: Everyone loves this local legend surrounding the death of a small boy and the devotion of his dog!
- Attacking a Ghost in Library Park: One of our favorite stories about fed-up citizens trying to attack a ghost!
- Carpenter Road: A quiet road in Sugarcreek, a haunted road, or a road with mischievous residents? You decide.
- Witch’s Tower/Frankenstein’s Castle: Another local favorite! Ever wondered where the stories surrounding this mysterious landmark originated? We found out….
March 1913, The Great Dayton Flood.
Rising waters drove people to treetops and attics. People were spotted on rooftops, stranded, but were not able to be rescued. Survivors recount tragic tales, including watching a two-story house floating by, a man, woman, and child stranded helplessly at their front door. As the house was swept along with the current, on an ill-fated journey into the Dayton View Bridge, the man closed the front door suddenly. Moments later, the distinct sound of two gunshots was heard from inside.
Enter William “Bill” G. Sloan.