Site of First Game in the NFL

Site of First Game in the NFL (HMHHM)

Location: Dayton, OH 45414 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.049', W 84° 12.028'

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On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two professional teams of the American Professional Football Association, a league that would become the National Football League (NFL), was held on this field within Triangle Park. In that game, the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0. The Triangle's Lou Partlow scored the first touchdown and George "Hobby" Kinderdine kicked the first extra point. Three factories founded by Dayton businessmen Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering sponsored the Dayton Triangles team. The factories were the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), Dayton Metal Products Company (D.M.P.Co.), and Domestic Engineering Company (DECO), later call Delco-Light. They formed an industrial triangle of plants in downtown Dayton.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number57-9
Year Placed2004
Placed ByMontgomery County Historical Society, Bank One, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739735 N 4407549
Decimal Degrees39.78415000, -84.20046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.049', W 84° 12.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 2.94" N, 84° 12' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9600 Great Miami River Recreational Trail, Dayton OH 45414, US
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