Local Street Names – Part 3

Time for more Dayton street name origins!

  • Ashley Street: Ashley Brown, son-in-law of Colonel Robert Patterson.
  • Schantz Road: Named for Adam Schantz, local brewer.
  • Spinning Road: Isaac Spinning, a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, and a judge in Dayton.
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Ay Caramba! Nancy Cartwright – the Voice of Kettering

If you talk to the right people in Kettering, they can tell you their personal accounts of knowing Nancy Cartwright, including my middle school history teacher, whose claim to fame was that the voice of Bart Simpson used to be his babysitter and Bethany’s drama teacher teaching Nancy in high school.

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Seen in Old North Dayton

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Dayton Inventions – Part 1

It is well-known that Dayton is a center for innovation. Here are a few examples of some inventions that have come from our great city:

  • Cash Register – James and John Ritty, 1870.
  • First Practical Airplane – Wright Brothers, 1903.
  • Automobile Self-starter: Charles F. Kettering, 1911.
  • Leaded Gasoline – Thomas Midgley Jr., 1921.
  • Mae West Life Preserver – Frank G. Manson, 1938.
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