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Little Known Fact About Dayton

Everyone knows Dayton, Ohio is nicknamed the "Birthplace of Aviation" due to being the Wright brothers hometown, but it is also nicknamed the Gem City. Why? There are 2 schools of thought on the topic. The nickname Gem City either came from a popular race horse named Gem whose hometown was Dayton OR because the city can be compared to a gem. Cincinnati is known as the Queen City, and Dayton to the north would be the gem on the queen's crown. In a 1845 article in the Cincinnati Daily Chronicle newspaper, an author wrote that "In a small bend of the Great Miami River, with canals on the east and south, it can be fairly said, without infringing on the rights of others, that Dayton is the gem of all our interior towns. It possesses wealth, refinement, enterprise, and a beautiful country, beautifully developed." The author makes this Dayton-ian proud to be a resident of the Gem City! Dayton Ohio Gem City

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This Dayton, Ohio Article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized leader in her field. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina has helped thousands of people move in and out of the Dayton Ohio area and other Southwest Ohio towns. For Ohio real estate and homes see Dayton Ohio Real Estate.

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Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.

 

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Servicing the following towns and counties in Southwest OHBeavercreek, BellbrookCenterville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Fairborn, Greene County, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, OakwoodSpringboro, Springfield, Warren County, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Xenia, and Yellow Springs.


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Comment balloon 1 commentChristina Cavins • May 25 2009 04:51PM

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Christina, I had never heard the one about the horse before. Thanks.

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