The water began falling from the sky on Friday, March 21st 1913 and then it began rising from the ground just a few days later. The rising waters grew until they topped nearly 20 feet in some areas of Dayton. Look back on the Great Dayton Flood when you visit and view the powerful pictorial provided by the Dayton Daily News. Read a blog entry from the Wright State University Special Collections & Archives page which chronicles the deadly event and has more information on where you can obtain and view footage from those fateful days.
Interactive Media Stories
Head over to the park's Multimedia page where you can access interactive timelines that guide visitors through different periods of the Wright brother's lives and their accomplishments. There, you can take a trip through time and explore the history and curiosities from the 1860's to the 1940's.
Last updated: June 29, 2020