This bit of Dayton history is a reblog from a post on our sister site, Raising a Super Dog, that I published a while back. And by a while back, it’s possible I may mean about ten years ago or so. I’ll publish the story as it happened back then, complete with photos. At the … Continue reading Johnny and his dog →
Clara was missing her friend, Elizabeth, who might as well have been a thousand miles away. Though Elizabeth was living in nearby Piqua, a stretch of about thirty miles from Dayton, the trip by Western Ohio’s interurban trolley would be an all day affair in 1907. Besides there were so many chores at hand and … Continue reading Clara and the Language of Stamps →
I know, I know. This is a bit of a downer story. But take a moment to read through this article, won’t you? Because I wanna talk about it. Ok, first of all. OMG. A horrific tale of a child possibly murdered by his own mother. But you know, this also is sensational journalism at … Continue reading The Grass Widow Scandal →
I once asked a friend, a professional dog handler, for some advice about training tools. She told me that it doesn’t matter how heavy the leash is, it’s all about how much control you have over your dog. A thin leather leash is all that’s needed for a well-mannered canine companion. At the time I … Continue reading The Lady and her Deutsche Dogge →
Chances are, if you look up at a clear night sky from your backyard tonight, you’ll see the twinkle of merely a few stars. And I’ll remind you of a weirdly uncomfortable fact … you might notice that some of those are actually satellites. Depending on where you live, the degree of light pollution from … Continue reading Benjamin and the Night the Stars Fell →
There are solid ways of identifying the time period of vintage photographs and good lawdy I wish I knew about them when I started on this genealogical journey. It’s easy enough, though, to find plenty of websites to help with dating those images of yesteryear. The Photo Detective’s blog is full of info you didn’t … Continue reading Daisy and the Mustard Jar →
This cabinet card was found in our inherited collection of Sword Family photos and documents. It’s been bugging me. As far I I’ve researched, we don’t have any connections to Massillon, Ohio. I don’t recognize these two gentlemen from any other photos in our newfound collection. Why were these two bowler-capped fellows so important as … Continue reading Mystery Photo: Massillon Bicycle Repair →
[Continued from Otto and his German Language Newspaper: Part 1] It was time for a new plan. Otto canvassed the German neighborhoods. Promising a quality newspaper, he collected several hundred subscriptions before even publishing the first issue. Otto partnered with Charles Schenk, an old friend from Frankfort that arrived in Dayton a couple of years … Continue reading Otto and his German Language Newspaper: Part Two →
The City of Dayton, Ohio in 1867 was at the edge of the second industrial revolution and maturing from her agricultural beginnings. Factories were competing for prime real estate along the new railroad lines to transport their goods faster and cheaper than ever before. And as one of the largest Ohio cities, immigrants arrived by … Continue reading Otto and his German Language Newspaper: Part One →
This is a blog post from our sister site, Raising a Super Dog. I originally shared this story when I was still fresh in the beginning of our family research. Since I’ve found myself in the position of Keeper of the Family Photos these last couple of weeks, the immersion into family history has completely … Continue reading I mustache you a question →
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