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Waynedale History

OLD CLOCK NEWLY DEDICATED

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The Peoples Trust and Savings Company was started in 1903 and the clock hung at 913 South Calhoun Street from 1930-1979.

When the building was readied for demolition the clock was taken down and stored at Gerig Sheet Metal. The clock was discovered by John Carpenter of Chapter 26, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (AWCC) members in 1993. The president of the Chapter at that time, Richard Butts, contacted Summit Bank and meetings began to gather support for reconditioning the...

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MIAMI NATION

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The Miami Nation was presented to the Fort Wayne Quest Club on October 29, 1993 by William R. Clark: Tecumseh's power peaked perhaps 15 years after war Chief Little Turtle vowed to make peace. The British allied themselves with Tecumseh, but making war against a vastly superior military force proved to be an exercise in futility. On the other hand, Little Turtle more narrowly focused on the wellbeing and future of his Miami tribe and did not buy into Tecumseh's view of a collective Native...

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VETERANS OF THE PAST

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During WW II, the Army of the United States had a very unique unit among its ranks. The "Pack Artillery." At the outbreak of WW II, the U.S. army was totally unprepared to take on Hitler's fighting troops. The German army had trained for years to fight on the mountains and in the snow of Europe. Washington realized it needed a specialized unit of infantry and artillery to combat these troops. Consisting of hand-picked men, unlike the men of infantry, the "Pack" man had to be tall, strong and...

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