Southeast Engine’s New Album – Canaanville

Southeast Engine is an Athens-based band whose music is described as indie-folk-rock.  Formed in Athens by Dayton natives, Southeast Engine has released 6 albums over the course of the last 10 years.  Their most recent release, a 4 track EP titled Canaanville launched earlier this week.

Check out this interview at BestNewBands.com with SEE lead vocalist Adam Remnant.

Buy Canaanville at Amazon.com.

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Images of America – The Great Dayton Flood of 1913

A little over a year from today, Dayton will mark the 100 year anniversary of the great 1913 Dayton Flood.

In this book from the Images of America series, Trudy Bell uses historical photos and eyewitness reports of the Great 1913 Flood in Dayton, Ohio. The 1913 Flood literally reshaped Dayton, leading to the Miami Conservancy District and changing forever the way Dayton interacts with the five rivers that define the region.

Buy from Amazon The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 (Images of America: Ohio) or get it from Images of America

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The Werks

Founded in Dayton in 2005 The Werks have recent to recently acclaim on the nationwide jam band circuit – rubbing shoulders with the likes of touring gods Phish, String Cheese Incident, moe., and more on jambase.com Top Searched Artists in 2011. You can get their self-titled 4th Album, The Werks, on Amazon.com.

The Werks website

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Oakwood: The Far Hills

One of the very first great books about Dayton I came across as a young man was a small hardback called Oakwood: The Far Hills by Bruce W. Ronald.  This book recounts the founding and early history of the small suburb of Dayton called Oakwood.  The book, which Mr. Ronald authored in collaboration with his wife – former Oakwood High School history teacher Virginia Ronald, recounts how Oakwood transformed from pristine farmland on the ridge above and to the south of the settlement of Dayton into a uniquely American example of the suburban environment typical of the early 2oth century.

Buy Oakwood: The Far Hills from Amazon.

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends

It’s not well known, but Rob Lowe spent several years as child living in Dayton. His autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, recounts that part of his life as well as his career in television and film.

Buy Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography
by Rob Lowe from Amazon.com

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