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Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Sam Dowse & Virginia Dowse

Sam Dowse and Virginia Dowse
StoryCorps
Sam Dowse and Virginia Dowse

“I can’t imagine my life without you. I’m so happy you got on my train…"

Extraordinary circumstances lead Sam Dowse to meet his future wife in Europe. When they got back to the US, Sam and Virginia struggled to maintain a long-distance relationship. But ten years ago, one of the largest tragedies in U.S. history finally brought this couple together – and brought them to Dayton.