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Fifth Street School, Dayton, KY 1909

The Fifth Street School's name was changed to the Lincoln School on May 25, 1926 “in deference to the wishes of the Fifth Avenue Mothers' Club.”  The Mothers' Club offered to pay $25 to cover the costs of the change.  Kentucky Post, May 26, 1926.

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6th Street School, Dayton

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        Eighth Street School, Dayton, 1915
 a.k.a. Dayton High School, built in 1904, it burned on January 21, 1924
Five fire departments responded, but the water hydrants were frozen. Details.

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There was a referendum on whether of not to rebuild Lincoln school after a fire on February 7, 1952. It must of passed, because that's a construction scene on the right. From Facebook posts by Tammy Cornett


The Catholic Telegraph, September 7, 1905


Rifle Range      John Wooden

October 18, 1911
The Dayton Basketball Team with John Wooden (in the sweater), the second greatest college basketball coach ever.
Or, the greatest ever, to people who've never heard of Adolph Rupp.
right, from a Facebook post by John Snyder


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Dayton Football Coach John McAfee played for the Bengals.
Not those Bengals. The prior, 1937–41 Cincinnati Bengals.
From a Facebook post by Cam Miller


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The Dayton Swastikas, 1928
Before Hitler commandeered it, the Swastika was a good luck symbol.
Nothing nefarious at all about the Dayton Swastika Club from 1928.
From a Facebook post by Cheryl Duncan Hussung

St. Bernard

St. Bernard School Dedication, April 18, 1925.
From a Facebook post by Kathy Poos

The cornerstone laying, followed months later by the school's dedication.

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Second District School,
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The Dayton High School (the one from 1925-1983) is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The application (pdf) contains lots of images, history, and architectural details. From 1985.


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St. Francis School, c. 1910


Conservation club

Dayton Conservation Club, c. 1950's. Partial key.


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Dayton School Class
Photo by Wm. Brengelman
1954 Dayton Cheerleaders

Campbell Frill Line

A history of the financial footings of the Dayton Schools thru the Great Depression are available in D. L. Wetzel's University of Cincinnati Masters Thesis, titled Effect of an Economic Depression Upon a Small Industrial City. 

School population statistics from Wetzel's thesis are here.

Dayton’s O. W. Davis Field is one of four WPA stadium projects still in use in Northern Kentucky. And while Bellevue’s Gilligan Stadium and Ludlow’s Rigney Stadium are still going strong, Newport Stadium is in dire need of replacement.

Dayton's excerpt from Mary Lee Caldwell's History of Education of Campbell County.

Campbell Frill Line

Dayton Independent Schools' web site is here.

Campbell Frill Line