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Waynedale History

LINCOLN’S TREASURER EXHIBIT OPEN AT THE HISTORY CENTER

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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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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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