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Waynedale History

A TRUE HERO AMONG US

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Fort Wayne is proud to claim it is the home of a true American hero. Colonel Sion Bass was the first Colonel from Indiana to be killed in the Civil War. He was shot on the second day of fighting, in the Battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862, when his horse became unmanageable almost throwing him off. When he dismounted to calm the frightened animal he was struck in the leg by a minie ball (bullet). He mounted back on his horse and still led his 30th Regiment Indiana in three charges saving the lives...

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WHO REMEMBERS THIS LANDMARK?

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The Gulf station (Midway Gulf) was located at 2912 Lower Huntington Road. Ivan D. Bailey operated the station between 1959-1962. Jerry Bailey was between 9-12 years old at the time.  His father was also the owner/operator of Ivan D. Bailey Trucking, located on Indianapolis Road, where Jerry W. Bailey Trucking, Inc. is still operating today.

 

MIAMI INDIAN HERITAGE DAYS

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Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs take place on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m., May through November, and feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of their lasting heritage for the public to enjoy.

Admission for each Saturday event is $7 adults and $5 students and seniors. History Center members and children ages 2 and under are free. Admission also...

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