Waynedale History

William Wells was known as a man of great courage and action that set the stage for his violent death just two weeks after Chief Little Turtle's death. General Harrison asked Wells to assist in the evacuation of Fort Dearborn (current day Chicago), back to the relative safety of Fort Wayne. The retreating party of approximately 100 included his niece who was wife of the Dearborn commanding officer, was ambushed by 600 Potawatomis on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wells fought valiantly but in...

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In commemoration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the History Center presents "Lincoln's Treasurer: Hugh McCulloch of Fort Wayne" exhibit through June 30, 2009. This exhibit shows how Fort Wayne native Hugh McCulloch shaped Abraham Lincoln's presidency and legacy. McCulloch was a banker who helped launch the national banking system, and was secretary of the Treasury during Lincoln's presidency.

Lincoln-related books and DVDs are available in the museum shop, including the book "Hugh...

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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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