The fifth chapter of “The Railman Throughout Dayton History” tells us about the story of the Dayton city planners. Rumor has it that the original city planners of Dayton were huge fans of the Railman. So much so, that they would sit around and eat Railman after Railman after Railman as they sketched out plans for the city.

It wasn’t until 1870 that this was confirmed without a doubt, as Albert Ruger drew a birdseye view of Dayton. It turns out that the city planners loved the Railman so much – they planned the city around it so that the roads would spell out “RAILMAN”! You might not notice it at first glance, but we have highlighted it here for you so that you can see once again how the Railman has influenced our city.

Just for reference, we have also highlighted where The Deli would have been in 1870!

In honor of the Railman, the early Dayton city planners, and Albert Ruger, we are serving the Railman with french fries and a fountain drink for $9.99 today!  Don’t forget – today is Free Cookie Friday as well!

Soups today will be Tomato Basil, Boston Clam Chowder, and Loaded Baked Potato along with Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Lobster Bisque.

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