This Day in Dayton, 29 June

On June 27, 1970, the Journal and Courier reported that the Tippecanoe County Commissioners had passed a resolution adopting an ordinance to incorporate the town of Dayton. The action was taken after a public meeting attended by about 200 people was held in the Dayton School gymnasium. No remonstrances were filed and no one spoke against the incorporation. The previous attempt at incorporation in 1962 had failed because too many opposed it. The town was divided into 5 wards for the upcoming election of five town board members. The population of the town was around 850. One goal of the incorporation was to set up a sewage system. Some of the town’s sewage flowed in an open ditch along Dayton Road and out to the South Fork of the Wild Cat Creek.

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