Which president visited Miamisburg? 5 things to know as city turns 200

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Which president visited Miamisburg? 5 things to know as city turns 200

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This photos in Miamisburg shows five modes of transportation in use in the 1800s. The waterway in the photo is Miami-Erie Canal. MIAMISBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO

Next week Miamisburg will mark its 200th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration at the Baum Opera House.

The sold-out event will be Feb. 20 – two centuries to the day after Miamisburg was founded in 1818.

Here are five things, according to the Miamisburg Historical Society, to know about Miamisburg:

It was founded after four Pennsylvania men - Emanuel Gebhart, Jacob Kercher, Dr. John Treon and Dr. Peter Treon - offered at public auction the sale of 90 lots in the new town of Miamisburg.

Teddy Roosevelt is the only known sitting president to visit Miamisburg.

Construction of the Mound Golf Course in the 1930s was a federal government New Deal project.

Miamisburg was the childhood home of the McGuire Sisters, a vocal trio that rose to national fame in the entertainment industry in the 1950s and 60s. Their mother was a local minister.

The Miamisburg High School Alumni Association is the oldest continuously active high school alumni association in the in the nation.

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