By CITIZEN STAFF
DAYTON – This West Side community has led the way when it comes to water. For example, while water meters have only been in place at Preston residences for a few years, they have been a fixture in Dayton for nearly 75.
And when it came to getting culinary and irrigation water to the West Side town, just like other areas, it was literally a “by-the-bootstraps” effort of settlers that brought water, starting more than a century ago.
Those are just two samples of historical information contained in three new books on Dayton, which are being readied for reprinting. One of them contains the 100-year history of Dayton as a community, through 1967, when the city’s centennial was celebrated.
The other two contain family histories and photos, as penned by those whose stories they relate. Orthea Moser and Christie Thompson have worked together in compiling these histories over the past few years. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)
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