This Day in Dayton, 8 June

On June 8, 1869, the trustees planning Purdue University examined several possible sites for the new university, including one in Dayton. Perhaps this was the Academy property (Kriebel, book II, 89-90). But the town lost out to the location across the Wabash.

In June 1988, neighbors east of Dayton met at the home of Bill and Dottie Otten to organize to oppose the establishment of a landfill in Sheffield Township by Evansville-based Pro-Eco Inc. The meeting was chaired by Marilyn Miller. They adopted the name Sheffield Citizens Against Trash (SCAT) and agreed to hire a lawyer, raise funds, and call in outside help in their fight. (Lafayette Journal and Courier, 8 June 1988).

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