In Case of Floods ...

In Case of Floods ... (HM2IS)

Location: Dayton, OH 45424 Greene County
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N 39° 47.714', W 84° 5.331'

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Huffman Prairie Flying Field lies to the right of Huffman Dam, the long earthen barrier you see below. The dam is one of five 'retarding basins' built by the Miami Conservancy District after the catastrophic 1913 flood. This dam, along with many miles of riverbank levees, protects downtown Dayton from future inundation.

Because the land behind this dam can go underwater if the Mad River should rise, and because there are active Air Force runways nearby, Torrence Huffman's pasture has never been developed. Today's visitors can see the oldest of all flying fields much as the Wright brothers would have known it in the early years of the 20th century.
HM NumberHM2IS
Placed ByDayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749255 N 4409085
Decimal Degrees39.79523333, -84.08885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.714', W 84° 5.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 42.84" N, 84° 5' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1306 OH-444, Dayton OH 45424, US
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