Waynedale History


Musicians, Jugglers, Living Statues, Stilt Walkers and pyrotechnics are the first five reasons why this year's BuskerFest promises to be five times the fun! The Downtown Improvement District is hosting its locally renowned event BuskerFest on the Last Saturday of June – Featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne on June 28, from 4pm – 11pm.

BuskerFest is a celebration of...


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...



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.


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