Tuesday, December 13, 2016


You live your entire life knowing a word with no clue what it means. Such was the street named Watervliet Avenue, which bisects the Belmont neighborhood in south Dayton. While researching exhibits at Carillon Park I found a reference to the Watervliet Shakers. a community of up to 100 people that resided on 800 acres southeast of Dayton. This historical marker at the site of the former village gives more details, including that the name "Shaker" came from their frenzied dance movements.


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