How Geology has Influenced the History of the South Dayton Area
Please join us for a presentation about how the geologic resources of the Dayton area have influenced the region’s history. We’ll discuss how the “Dayton Limestone,” an important component of the local bedrock, was well suited to architectural and engineering uses before concrete became widely available. We’ll also trace the role of the DL&C Railroad in local quarrying history, the 1913 Flood, the glacial geology of this area, the significance of local ground and surface water, and how these geologic topics relate to some of the people, places, and things that are part of Dayton's history.
David Schmidt completed his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and is Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University. He is a lifelong resident of the South Dayton Area and a consulting member of the Oakwood Historical Society.