Random Texts from the GAR Souvenir
These are a number of short notes in the booklet that didn't logically fit anywhere else:
Dayton has been fortunate in a number of citizens who, like the member of council above mentioned, have cooperated to give the city good government. Some of these citizens are not named in this book, having died or removed. Among others of this class, not elsewhere mentioned, is August Goetze, the veteran treasurer of the city. His careful accurate work is worthy of all praise.
Some of the old places along the river front above Berry avenue are still attractive even in comparison with newer and more pretentious neighborhoods. There is always the charming river view from these points, and there are few moments in the day when there are not moving boats to be seen.
Guiding Star Lodge, No. 45, K. f P., meets every Wednesday evening. Corner Sixth Avenue and Berry Street.
Henry Barnes Lodge, No. 607, F. & A. M. Stated meetings, second and fourth Tuesdays. Sixth Avenue and Berry Street.
Progressive Savings and Loan Co meets every Thursday evening at No 635 Sixth Avenue. Shares, $250.00. Dues, 50 cents a week.
Citizen's Loan and Savings Association meets every Friday evening at the corner of Seventh and Berry. Shares, $300. Dues 50 cents per week.
Among those not elsewhere mentioned, but who well deserve special mention when Dayton is the topic, is William Tiemann, senior. A man of fine sensibilities, active as well as sympathetic in all good works in times when such interests greatly needed champions, he was truly of “the salt of the earth.”
Lieut. W. C. Hanson, U.S.N., in charge of the submarine defenses of San Francisco harbor, was a Dayton boy. No one doubts that he would have done plenty to the Spaniards, had the opportunity come.
Coming across the river from the Ohio side, one feels a change of air as soon as the Kentucky shore is reached. He feels it more and more distinctly as he comes to higher ground on which Dayton lies, and there he finds himself in an atmosphere as clear and fresh as mountain air. Trees and shrubbery are in abundance, with all their health-giving effects upon the air we breathe.
The Chesapeake and Ohio railway has two stations in Dayton, one at Berry avenue and another at Vine street. One or the other of these is convenient to most dwellers in the city. The time from Dayton to the station on Fourth street, Cincinnati, is about the same as by electric cars, and the fare but a trifle more.
The GAR (a short history of the organization is at this site) held it's annual encampment in Dayton in September,1898. All of the Dayton images and texts dated 1898 are from the souvenir booklet prepared for the occasion.