Fun Facts about Dayton – Part 2

It’s that time again! We love sharing the interesting little tidbits we learn during our research. Occasionally, they aren’t enough fodder for an entire entry, so we compile a list to share with you all at once:

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Picking Up Cans and Chasing Women: Charlie’s Story

Although we generally reserve the category of Prominent Local Figures to historic figures, one can’t argue the prominence of Charlie/Billy in the Oregon District.


We’ve known him for 7 years, but many who have spent countless nights meandering through 5th Street have known him longer. Known as Charlie to some, and Billy to others, many have taken time out of their drinking nights to stop and talk to him. How many stories has he told over the years?

We sat down and asked him to tell us another story: his life.

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