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.
On February 3, the vote was 7-1 in favor of separating, 421 for 56 against. This picture has some of the first township trustees: Ora Everetts, Deward Moore, Charles Rose, Janet Mayo, Thomas Green, Harry Hastings.
Moraine Rotary Club, began as a meeting that Mayor Harold Johnson held with businesses in town; is celebrating 30 yrs in 2015. Since then the Club has raised over $400,000 for various Community Service projects such as: sponsoring youth baseball teams, providing free dictionaries to local elementary schools and sponsoring the Moraine Citizen of the Year Award. This year projects including: the Mulch Sale, Frisbee Disc Course and Student of the Month Program.
Making an Impact
In 1957 the first part of the City was annexed from Van Burren Township. Then in 1963 & 64 to the South & West were annexed from Miami Township. In 1978 the area around Frisch’s was annexed. And in 1980, a large area to the West was annexed from Jefferson Township.
Building a City
Moraine Field, established in the early 1920s, was the Dayton areas first municipal airport. Sometimes refereed as "Moraine Flying Field", the airport was located in the middle of the City near Bertwynn Road (St. Rt. 741) and Dorothy Lane. It remained the Dayton area’s municipal airport from 1925 to 1928, while the planning began for the current Dayton International Airport.
The first airport