Dayton Historical Marker

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.

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).

wording of the marker
(Image courtesy of Steven Presar)

Thank you to these organization who contributed financially to make this historical marker possible;

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

Original research of the Dayton Triangles’ story,
write-up for the wording of the marker,
fundraising for the historical marker placement,
coordinator of the unveiling day activities — Steven Presar

Additional 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

Speakers at the unveiling;

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

Plus the support of;

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

View some of the photos of the Marker Unveiling at Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio – Saturday, April 30, 2005
Triangle Park Football Playing Field Today and in the 1920’s

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