The Story of the NFL's Dayton Triangles

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Ohio Historical Society Historical
Marker Unveiling
Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio
Saturday, April 30, 2005

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Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker
Claudia Watson, Montgomery County Historical Society
Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker
Michael Ring, Ohio Historical Society
Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker
Steven Presar
Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker Crowd The crowd at
the unveiling
Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker Crowd

Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker Crowd
Dayton Triangle Park Historical Marker Crowd
 

After the unveiling

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Ohio Historical Marker Inscription

 

Site of the First Game in the NFL

On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two professional teams in the league that was to become the National Football League (NFL) was held on this field within Triangle Park.

In that first game, the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangles' Lou Partlow scored the first touchdown and George "Hobby" Kinderdine kicked the first extra point.

The Dayton Triangles team was sponsored by three 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.

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