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Woodland Cemetary Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Woodland Cemetery entrence on Woodland Avenue.
Woodland Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery entrence on Woodland Avenue.

Woodland Cemetery in Dayton is celebrated its 175th anniversary Thursday. On February 18th 1841, when the city had a population of about 6000, the Woodland Cemetery Association of Dayton was created to establish the rural cemetery and replace two others located too close to the growing city.

About 108,000 people are buried in the historic cemetery and arboretum, including many famousDaytonianslike the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Kettering andErmaBombeck,among others.

In this interview with WYSO's Jerry Kenney, Angie Hoschouer with Woodland talks a little bit about the Cemetery's history and attractions for visitors.

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Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.