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Our 145th Year

DAYTON–The newspaper you are reading is the first edition of the Dayton Chronicle’s 145th year.

The newspaper was founded on April 20, 1878, by T.M. May and H. H. Gale as the Columbia Chronicle, and it has been in continuous publication since.

Originally, the newspaper offices and shop was located where what is now the Depot Courtyard. A fire consumed that building, and yet publication continued w...