Oregon District

WYSO Curious
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Who Put The 'GON' in Oregon? WYSO Curious Pronounces The Answer

Credit Jerry Kenney

Dayton’s Oregon Historic District has a controversial aspect to it: the sound of the word. Unlike the state of Oregon, the end of which is pronounced like “begin", the proper noun used by Daytonians is pronounced Oregon—with an ending that rhymes with John. Dayton resident Jesse Clark asked WYSO Curious—why?

Why is it called the OreGON District? Why don’t we pronounce it the same way people do in Oregon state?

Jesse says he’s been trying to answer the question for quite some time.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

What's Great in Dayton: October 28 - November 3, 2011

Flickr Creative Commons user wwarby

Kettering Rotary is hosting the annual Run for Your Life, 5k Run/Walk on Friday at 6:15p.m. This is at the Community Golf Course and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and Kettering Rotary.

This weekend , the play Lost in Yonkers is at the Dayton Theatre Guild . This tells the tale of two young boys left by their widowed father in a strange world called Yonkers. It’s a funny, touching and unforgettable drama.

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