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WYSO Curious
6:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Why Is Dayton Called The “Gem City”? WYSO Curious Goes On A Treasure Hunt

Nancy Horlacher looks through her collection of frequently asked questions in the Local History Room at the Dayton Metro Library. "Gem City of Ohio: Exact origin unknown."
Credit Lauren Shows / WYSO

“Gem City” — that phrase should sound familiar to most people in the Miami Valley.

A quick glance into the Yellow Pages, or a quick Google search, reveals a list of several dozen Dayton-area groups and businesses that use the name. But what’s that nickname for Dayton all about? Two WYSO listeners, Dot Schnering and Gary Honnert, recently asked the question:

Why do they call Dayton the Gem City?

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon July 23, 2012

WYSO Weekend: July 22, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 22, 2012 including the following stories:

-Superheroes Land at the Dayton Art Institute, by Juliet Fromholt

-Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes reports on a local premiere of the film Derby Baby

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Don Birdsall, president of the Dayton Tea Party about the group's latest activities.

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