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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection


Members of the parade are walking to Van Cleve Park for the opening ceremonies during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration on the morning of June 17, 1909. Wilbur C. Kennedy, dressed in a dark costume acting as Jonathan Dayton, is surrounded by heralds that would later spread the news of the Wright Brothers' achievements around the park. Following this group is a continental drum corps. Along the sides of the streets are spectators and decorations. A large group of Ohio National Guard soldiers from the Second and Third Regiments can be seen on the right. The corner of Main and Monument Streets is shown in the right-center of the image . On the southeast corner is Steele High School. The opening ceremonies were held at Van Cleve Park (also known historically as Newcom Park or the Log Cabin Park), which is now RiverScape MetroPark.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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ms192_068; Kennedy, Wilbur C.; Heralds; Parades; Dayton--Streets; Dayton; Jonathan--Exhibitions; Actors; Spectators; Streets--Ohio; Dayton; Jonathan--Drama; Ohio--Militia; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Main Street (Dayton, Ohio); Courts and courtiers; Ohio. Army National Guard; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Rites and ceremonies; Opening ceremonies; Dayton; Jonathan--Portrayals; Flags--United States; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; Soldiers; United States. Army; Bands (Music); Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio); Steele High School (Dayton, Ohio)


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