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Waynedale History

LOOKING BACK ... WAYNEDALE HISTORY

Details Looking South from Lower Huntington, between Bunn Trucking and Leeper’s Lawn Service.  photo by rls

The Growth of Waynedale Transportation

 

Pioneers with their families pushed westward with all of their possessions led by trusty horses or, like the ancestors of Mrs. Violet Fairfield Meyers, came west via oxen pulling a Conestoga wagon capable of crossing rivers as well as dry land.

The canals (1835-1856) made the western move both inviting as well as exciting. The Wabash & Erie Canal grew to 459 miles, the longest in the world. My thanks to the canal for bringing my great grandfather...

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LOOKING BACK ... WAYNEDALE HISTORY

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell Chief Richardville House, September 5, 2003 is currently being renovated.

FIRST MILLIONAIRE IN WAYNEDALE

 

Waynedale's first millionaire was Miami Indian Chief Jean (John) Baptiste De Richardville. Chief Richardville's parents and ancestors were well known Indian traders. His mother, Ta-Cum-Wa was a sister of Miami Chief Pacanne and related to Chief Little Turtle. She was highly respected and a shrewd business parent. His father was a French Canadian trader. He was one of the very first of European blood that came to Fort Wayne and truthfully claimed by all as...

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LOOKING BACK ... WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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Barb Noble dropped her husband, Ed off at The Waynedale News on Wednesday. Ed came in carrying a large picture of the Chamber of Commerce of Waynedale Charter Membership. The 2ft x 3ft picture frame listed 42 Chamber members from 1930. Amongst the names were Lester Umber of Umber's Hardware, Jim Ferguson of Ferguson Carpentry, and Rex Roof of Indland Oils Co. Ed Noble of Noble Realty was one of those members. Ed also carried a file folder stuffed with old pictures and news clippings...

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