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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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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