Calvary Cemetery

Although predominately a Roman Catholic cemetery, all faiths are welcome at Calvary Cemetery. Currently it is the final resting place for roughly 75,000 people including 6,000 people exhumed and moved from the former St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery, which was located at Main Street and Third Street.


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Dayton Inventions – Part 2

It’s that time again! Dayton is known for the airplane and the cash register, but there are so many more inventions that came from our great city:

  • Electric Cash Register – John H. Patterson, 1906.
  • Custer Invalid Chair – Levitt Luzern Custer, battery-powered in 1919, gasoline-powered in 1939.
  • Night Photography – Brigadier General George Goddard, 1926.
  • Freon Refrigerant – Thomas Midgley Jr., 1928.
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CareFlight’s history in Dayton has personal meaning to Dayton Unknown.

In 2003, after a serious car accident, I(Sara) was transported via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. Although I don’t remember the flight or many of the details of that night, I was able to formally meet the pilot, Wyatt, and the CareFlight Nurse, Cathy at the 20th anniversary celebration of Careflight in September of 2003, just one month after our first encounter.


Sara with CareFlight Nurse, Cathy and Pilot Wyatt.

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Fun Facts about Dayton – Part 3

Here’s some more fun facts about Dayton we’ve learned during our research:

  •  The Private Fair statue on Main Street just south of Monument Avenue in downtown was almost a statue of the Goddess of Liberty, but ex-Civil War soldiers protested, and requested the goddess instead be a statue of a soldier. Private George Washington Fair of Dayton was the model for the statue, which was erected in 1884 – the original location at the intersection of Main and Monument.
  • The statue of President McKinley in Cooper Park (behind the Dayton Library on Third Street and St. Clair) was built from funds raised and donated by local schoolchildren.
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