Please join Troy Community Works! and listen to local author Joanne Duke Gamblee talk about her book “The Dam Battle” on July 30that 7pm at the Troy Hayner Center. Learn how the residents of Troy and Miami County initially opposed the building of the levees we’ve become so familiar with and hear what went right and what went wrong asDayton leaders tried to build consensus around the dam project that changed the face of the Miami Valley. Come early and enjoy dinner in Troy! This wonderful book chronicles the history of the Miami Valley’s unique levee and dam system while detailing the public protests and consensus building that had to take place. “We are so excited to have a historian of Joanne’s quality here in Troy,” said Martha Harris, Executive Director of Troy Community Works!, “Her previous books have been wonderful to read and enrich our knowledge of local history . The Dam Battle also includes the struggles of building public consensus, which is critical for any planning project.”
The Dam Battle talk will be held at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center at 301 West Main Street, Troy, OH 45373. Mrs. Gamblee will begin her talk at 7pm. The cost of this event is $3 per person or $5 per couple, however participants can come for FREE by showing a receipt that they dined at a local Troy restaurant that day. A partial list of our local Troy restaurants are below and we encourage everyone to come early to eat at one of these wonderful local places. Following the presentation Mrs. Gamblee will be available to sign copies of her book.
Troy Community Works! is a non-profit community development corporation for the City of Troy whose mission is enhance the long term well being and livability of Troythrough a collaborative approach to sustainable community development. Questions? Call 440-0062 or email@example.com.
THE DAM BATTLE:
“Not in MY backyard cried property owners after the flood of 1913, when they learned they could be required to give up land for dam sites with miles of empty basins. Besides, dam’s break. Lives were in danger. They couldn’t believe their ears. Their bitter anger lasted five years and came close to scuttling the innovative plan which protects communities in southwestern Ohiofrom disastrous floods. Learn about this history of the project, the opposition and hear essays on the many moods of the Miami River and the people around it.”
Partial List of Local Troy Restaurants:
Dunaway’s Pub & Grill
* This week is restaurant week for the Miami Valley Restaurant Association and The Caroline & La Piazza are participating. You can get a great meal for $20.09. Check out:http://www.dineoutdayton.org/ for more information.