Published: 23 January 2015 23 January 2015
Below are some fun facts that have happened in the over years in Moraine.
During 2000, the City was selected as the site to host softball in Cincinnati's bid for the 2012 Summer Games. Also, the Olympic Torch Relay came through Moraine on it's way to Salt Lake City in January of 2002.
Moraine & the Olympics?
In January 2007, the GM plant produced its six millionth vehicle. The while the Assembly plant was under the GM name plate it produced just shy of 7 million vehicles in it’s 27 year history ….vehicles include the S-10, Trailblazer and Envoy.
Moraine Assembly Milestone
January 20, 1959, 12 inches of rain fell and Moraine was completely flooded. This was the second worst flood in the State of Ohio (out of 5). The flood was caused by an intense rain that fell on the frozen, snow-covered ground. Deaths: 16, 187 buildings & 31 bridges were destroyed. In total approx 20,000 flooded. The estimated damage was $101 million.
A Flooded Community
During the '59 flood parts of Dayton were protected by levees, and it was the Village Manger Wilbur Cotton who urged the Conservancy to build additional levees in Moraine, without the protection of the levees water levels in Dayton would have been 4 feet and 5.5 feet in Hamilton.