Dr. John Hole was born in New Jersey in 1755. In his youth, John was adopted by a prominent doctor so that he could be trained and educated in the medical profession. He went to the University of Berlin and returned to the states in 1775, in the midst of the crisis that led to the American Revolution. John was present at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and when George Washington commanded forces at Cambridge. John was eventually reassigned to be the personal physician and surgeon under Brigadier General Richard Montgomery.
Although the Dennis family accepted the coffin with the flag draped over the top, they were not convinced it carried the remains of Mark.
Mark V. Dennis was the youngest son of Charles and Vera Dennis. His father Charles had a sense of humor and decided to give Mark the Roman numeral V as a middle initial since he was the fifth child. Shortly after graduating high school in 1964, Mark enlisted in the Navy, training to be a medic. Mark hoped the medic training would help him in his aspirations to become a missionary after his military service. Although he was initially stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, he asked to be transferred so he could help with the effort in Vietnam. He was assigned as a medic and acting chaplain to a Marine unit fighting during Operation Hastings. On July 16, 1966, thirteen men boarded a C-47 Chinook helicopter before it lifted in the air. As it was flying over the Quang Tri Province, the helicopter was shot down by enemies.
Waldruhe Park was a gift to the city from Adam Schantz Jr., and is a gorgeous park saturated with trees. “Waldruhe” is German for “quiet forest.”
- Johnny Morehouse: The Boy and His Dog: Everyone loves this local legend surrounding the death of a small boy and the devotion of his dog!
- Attacking a Ghost in Library Park: One of our favorite stories about fed-up citizens trying to attack a ghost!
- Carpenter Road: A quiet road in Sugarcreek, a haunted road, or a road with mischievous residents? You decide.
- Witch’s Tower/Frankenstein’s Castle: Another local favorite! Ever wondered where the stories surrounding this mysterious landmark originated? We found out….
Tired of the same exercise routine? Try visiting some of Dayton’s notable spots while you exercise!
116 steps leading from bottom to top, Miamisburg Mound is a great spot for a powerful stair climbing workout! The height of Miamisburg Mound is 65 feet, roughly equivalent to 6 stories.
Located at 900 Mound Street, Miamisburg Mound pre-dates Dayton – but it is very important to Dayton History. Here are some facts:
- The Mound is actually a burial mound, and it is one of the largest conical mounds in North America, and is the largest conical mound in Ohio.
- The Mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Mounds like this served as cemeteries, and may have also marked boundary lines for tribal territories.
- The Mound is 65 feet tall. It was originally 68 feet tall, before an excavation attempt in 1869.