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Waynedale History

MIAMI NATION

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At the beginning of 1790 George Washington made several more attempts at establishing a military presence at Kekionga (Fort Wayne). After War Chief Little Turtle totally defeated three of General Hamar's armies, in four years, President Washington sent General St. Clair towards Kekionga with about 1,600 men and eight artillery pieces. Little Turtle's scouts carefully monitored St. Claire's army while him and his son-in-law, William Wells trained approximately 1,400 Native American warriors in...

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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, Jr: The Miami villages extended from the junction of the three rivers northeasterly along the St. Joseph River. The village on the eastern bank, current day Lakeside, was headed by Chief LaGris and that on the west bank by Chief Pecan. Pecan's sister, Tecumwah, was married to Frenchman Joseph Richardville. She and her husband collected tolls for use of the St. Mary's-Wabash portages. Her son...

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FORMER WAYNEDALE RESIDENT DONATES TAPES TO PURDUE

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Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. In the 36 years that followed, Neil gave very few interviews and lived an extremely private life. Famous writers such as Stephen Ambrose and James Mitchner had vied for the privilege of writing Neil Armstrong's biography but the task fell to former Waynedale resident Jim Hansen.

Hansen grew up in Waynedale, just down the street from The Waynedale News. His old house is located between Wells Accounting and H&R Block and now houses The...

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