Ohio Historical Society Historical
Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio
Saturday, April 30, 2005
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Ohio Historical Marker Inscription
Site of the First Game in
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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