Ohio History Journal

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We are in receipt of the Calendar of the Jonathan Dayton Chapter

of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Dayton, Ohio. The pro-

gram of the chapter for this centennial year is so admirable that it de-

serves notice and imitation by other chapters. Beginning with its March

meeting and running through to its annual meeting in January, 1904, it

has arranged a series of topics pertinent to the Ohio year. The subjects

for the chapter's study include:  "Antiquities of Ohio:" Serpent and

other Mounds, Ancient and other Forts, etc.-"The Indian;" Logan,

Tecumseh, Ogontz, the Prophet, Cornstalk -"The Battle of Upper San-

dusky;" the Only Battle of the American Revolution fought within the

present limits of the State of Ohio (June 4, 1782) - "Wayne's Expedi-

tion against the Indians;" (1793-4)--"The Anglo-Saxons;" Characteris-

tics of the first settlers; Conditions leading to the admission of Ohio as

a state;--"Memorial Day," with special remembrance of Revolutionary

soldiers interred at Dayton Cemetery (May 30) -"Flag Day;" Ohio in

War; The War of 1812; War with Mexico; War with Spain (June 14) -

"Ohio in the White House;" Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley.

Meetings are also devoted to Laws of Ohio affecting women and chil-

dren. The cover of the calendar is embellished with a neat design by

the Regent of the Chapter, Mrs. David Gebhart. Beneath the Union

Shield and the mottoes E pluribus unum and Imperium in imperio are

respectfully the olive branch as the National symbol and a branch of the

Buckeye tree with seventeen leaves, indicating Ohio as the seventeenth


The Dayton Daughters are to be commended for their patriotism,

national and state. We occasionally receive letters from D. A. R. Chap-

ters, asking for suggestions as to subjects.  Surely no more fascinating

nor profitable topics for study could be chosen than those pertaining to the

early history of Ohio. The events transpiring in the territory subsequently

organized into Ohio, are as romantic and important as the collateral ones

occurring in the New England Colonies and indeed the pre-state history of

Ohio is closely connected with the national evolution that led to the

formation and secure establishment of the Union. Another good work of

the Dayton Daughters was the offering of prizes to members of the

Junior Class, Steele High School (Dayton) for the best essays on