Holiday Hiatus 2022

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!

As Dayton Unknown does every year for the holidays, we are going to take a break for the rest of the year to enjoy time with our families.

We are always accessible through the Contact Us page, Dayton Unknown on Facebook, and by email – daytonunknown@hotmail.com. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram as well, at @daytonunknown!!

We’ll see you all in 2023!

General Richard Montgomery

When Sara realized that she had lived here her entire life, and didn’t know who Dayton was named after, she had the idea for Dayton Unknown. Yet it never occurred to us that we didn’t know who Montgomery County is named after until Bethany was at a stoplight one day and read the fun fact printed on the RTA bus next to her.

Happy Veterans Day!

A way to honor our local heroes this Veterans Day could be to check out this book by Ken Serey. Ken worked with blind and visually impaired people and through his work, he has heard many veterans stories over the years. He published a book of stories from Dayton area veteran residents, called What’s the Story?

The book available for purchase on Amazon and at the upcoming Wright Library Local Author Book Sale on December 10.

Author Talk at Dayton Metro Library – November 8th

This Spooky Season has given so many opportunities for Sara to share her book with everyone! This coming Tuesday, Sara is giving another author talk!

Event Page
Dayton Metro Library Main Branch
215 East Third Street
Dayton Ohio 45402
6:30pm – 8pm

As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

Dayton and Ohio’s Supernatural Significances

It’s Spooky Season! In real estate, it’s all about “location location location”. Here in the Dayton area, we have plenty to add to our location:

  • Bellbrook is considered to be Ohio’s “Sleepy Hollow.”
  • Ohio is the 8th in the nation for UFO sightings, and Dayton is a significant city in UFO sightings.
  • Ohio is the 3rd in the nation for Bigfoot sightings.
  • Miamisburg holds the record for the most sightings of a ghost in one location.
  • Germantown is the “mecca for dogman sightings.”
  • Bellbrook is on the migratory path for Bigfoot.

Let us know if you have seen or experienced any of this! Sara is currently working on her next book, “Dayton Ghosts & Legends” and many of these stories will be in it!

Author Talks in West Carrollton and Bellbrook!

Sara is giving another author talk! Tis the season for Murder & Mayhem! Sara will be sharing her book with the book clubs at the West Carrollton Branch Library on Monday, October 17th, and the Winters-Bellbrook Community Library on October 18th!

Event Page
West Carrollton Branch Library
300 East Central Ave
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Monday, October 17th
7pm – 8:15pm

The Winters-Bellbrook Community Library event is semi-private – if you want to attend you’ll need to register here and have read the book and be ready to discuss the stories!

Event Page
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
57 West Franklin Street
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
Tuesday, October 18th
6:30 – 7:30pm

As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

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Author Talk at Lewisburg Library – October 13th

Sara is giving another author talk! She will be sharing her book at the Brown Memorial Library on Thursday, October 13th.

Event Page
101 S. Commerce Street
Lewisburg, OH 45338
6:30pm – 7:30pm

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As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

Vulcan Tool Open House – October 6th

Did you know that October 7th is National Manufacturing Day? According to their website, National Manufacturing Day “is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation to start careers in modern manufacturing through a series of focused events to promote manufacturing to students, parents and educators.”

A few years ago, we did a post about local manufacturer, Vulcan Tool Company and their history.

As part of National Manufacturing Day, Vulcan Tool is hosting an open house on Thursday, October 6th. This event is an inaugural event for a new Manufacturing Explorer post, and will feature hands-on activities, historic facility tours, chili and cornbread, and learning about the Manufacturing Explorer Post and how to join. The Post is for ages 14-2 and is intended to teach young people about manufacturing and skilled trades.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is recommended.
Vulcan Tool Open House
October 6th, 2022, 6-9pm
Vulcan Tool Company
730 Lorain Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410

Katharine Wright Haskell

The youngest of the seven Wright Children, Katharine Wright Haskell was an amazing person and she needs more credit.

When Katharine was 15, her mother Susan died of tuberculosis, leaving Katharine to care for her entire family on her own. Katharine was the only surviving daughter and the responsibility for caring for the household fell to her. Despite the amount of work she had to do at home, Katharine persisted in her studies at Central High School and attended Oberlin College. She graduated in 1898 as one of the few co-ed students in the US at the time and the only child of Susan and Milton to have a college education. She took a position teaching Latin at Steele High School and hired a maid to help with household chores.

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