"Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic" Historical

"Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic" Historical (HM1SXM)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.59', W 84° 11.535'

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A Remebrance of the 1913 flood

The peak of this memorial plaque indicates the high
water level at the crest of the great Dayton flood
of March 25, 1913, and also commemorates an important
episode in the history of Montgomery County. Here on
Sunday night, May 25, 1913, just two months later, over
30,000 citizens of the Miami Valley gathered to
celebrate the completion of the raising of a
$2,000,000 flood prevention fund.
Five dams planned by consulting engineer Arthur E.
Morgan of the Miami Conservancy District now
protect Dayton, Troy, Piqua, Miamisburg, Franklin,
Germantown, Middletown and Hamilton from the waters
of the Great Miami River, Stillwater and Mad Rivers. Also
Loramie and Twin Creeks that swept the valley in 1913.
Without the aid of government funds, rich and poor
alike gave what they could, cooperating in a lasting
civic endeavor that has insured freedom
from floods since 1913.
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Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Montgomery County Historical Society and the Dayton Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740523 N 4404872
Decimal Degrees39.75983333, -84.19225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.59', W 84° 11.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 35.4" N, 84° 11' 32.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1873 N Main St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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