The Story of the NFLs' Dayton Triangles

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On April 30, 2005 the City of Dayton and the Montgomery County Historical Society unveiled a new Ohio Historical Society historical marker in Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker
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This historical marker commemorates the Dayton Triangles football team that hosted the first football game between two teams of the football league that would become the National Football League (NFL).

Thank you to all the individuals who contributed
to make this historical marker possible.

And to these organizations;

Bank One, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Agonis Club
Dayton Area Professional Network

Special support from;

Carl Becker, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University
City of Dayton Division of Parks and Forestry
City of Dayton Office of Mayor Rhine McLin
City of Dayton Television Network
Eagle Youth Football
Judge Dan Gehres
Kendall Printing Copy Center
L & B Catering
Miami Valley Sports History Association
Montgomery County Historical Society
Northmont T-Bolt Youth Football
Ohio Historical Society
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Professional Football Researchers Association
WDTN, TV2

Additional support from these individuals;

Jim Bucher, Master of Ceremonies
Claudia Watson, Montgomery County Historical Society
Michael Ring, Ohio Historical Society
Jason Aikens, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Skip Ordeman, Miami Valley Sports History Association
Mayor Rhine McLin, City of Dayton

 

Randy Bellinger
Bob Bertoncini
Jim DeBrosse
Mark Fenner
Jason Hardwick
Dave Harper
Fred Hess
Nancy and Jeff Horlacher
Josh Lader
Liz McClure
Shawn Miller
Kevin O’Donnel
Bonnie Such
Ric Presar
Tami West
Chris Willis

To view some of the photos of the
Marker Unveiling at Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio
Saturday, April 30, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steven Presar
                   937.439.4270

Montgomery County Historical Society: www.DaytonHistory.org/  
Dayton Triangles: www.DaytonTriangles.com/  

Dayton, Ohio - (November 16, 2004) - The Montgomery County Historical Society has completed their fundraising efforts to erect a new Ohio Historical Society historical marker in Triangle Park commemorating the first football game of the league that would become the National Football League (NFL).

The Historical Society’s fundraising efforts were to commemorate the Dayton Triangles professional football team hosting the league’s first game on October 3, 1920. On that day, in Dayton’s Triangle Park, the Dayton Triangles would defeat the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangles’ Lou Partlow scored the league’s first touchdown and George "Hobby" Kinderdine kicked the first extra point.

The Dayton Triangles team was sponsored by three Dayton factories founded by Dayton businessmen Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering. The factories: Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), Dayton Metal Products Company (D.M.P. Co.) and Domestic Engineering Company (DECO, later called Delco-Light) formed an industrial triangle of plants in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

The dedication and unveiling ceremonies in Triangle Park are scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2005.

For more information regarding the Montgomery County Historical Society visit www.DaytonHistory.org/. For more information regarding the story of the Dayton Triangles and the development of professional football in the Miami Valley of Ohio, visit www.DaytonTriangles.com/.

Contacts:

Claudia Watson 937.228.6271 at the Montgomery County Historical Society or
Steven Presar 937.439.4270 of the Miami Valley Sports History Association.

The www.DaytonTriangles.com website is maintained and hosted by www.aimDayton.com of Dayton, Ohio.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steven Presar
                   937.439.4270

http://www.DaytonTriangles.com/

Dayton, Ohio - (May 1, 2000) - The Dayton Triangles Association announces the release of their new web site — www.DaytonTriangles.com/.

Dayton, Ohio - The Dayton Triangles football team was one of the original ten members of the league what was to become the National Football League (NFL). The Triangles would go on to play in the first game, score the first two touchdowns and extra points in the NFL in 1920.

If you are interested in the Association’s efforts to keep the legacy of early semi-pro and amateur football teams in the Miami Valley alive — contact Steven Presar 439.4270 or Mark Fenner 890.1320.

About Dayton Triangles Association

The Dayton Triangles Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Dayton Triangles professional football team history.

The Dayton Triangles Association is looking to build on the story of professional football in the Miami Valley. Thus, they are looking for family members of the original Triangles players and coaches (Storck, Cutler, Bacon, Sauer, Roiudebush, Thiele, Kinderdine, Mahrt, Partlow, Reese, Sacksteder, Talbott, Abrell) who may have stories, photos, or memorabilia regarding the Dayton Triangles football team.

In addition, the Association is looking for stories, photos, or memorabilia regarding any one of the number of semi-pro and amateur football teams playing football in the Greater Dayton area in the first half of the twentieth century (the Cadets, Gyms, Dakotas, Wolverines, Miamis, McKinleys, Westwoods, Oxfords, Republics, or Nationals).

For more information regarding the story of the Dayton Triangles and the development of professional football in the Miami Valley, visit www.DaytonTriangles.com/.

If you are interested in the Association’s efforts to keep the legacy of early semi-pro and amateur football teams in the Miami Valley alive — contact Steven Presar 439.4270 or Mark Fenner 890.1320.

The www.DaytonTriangles.com website is maintained and hosted by www.aimDayton.com of Dayton, Ohio.

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