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THE HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE TOLD THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS

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From the Wabash & Erie Canal to the Johnny Appleseed marker, Fort Wayne shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.

"I am a writer interested in recovering the past and sharing it with the present in ways that are relevant to the future," explains Bushnell. "It's my hope that people will acquire a better understanding of this city's vibrant past, especially its downtown retail center, and draw upon this book to fashion a dynamic...

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CIVIL WAR DAYS AT BILLIE CREEK VILLAGE

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Billie Creek Village will host one of Indiana's largest Civil War reenactments with hundreds of reenactors participating on June 14 & 15 with events continually running throughout each day starting at 9:00 a.m. through battle time.

Billie Creek Village welcomes Civil War Re-Enactors from all over the United States to participate in the 2008 Civil War Days. This year the Battle Of Chancellorsville will be fought throughout the village and farmlands over the two-day event. The public...

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JOIN LOCAL HISTORIAN JIM SACK ON FORT WAYNE’S GERMAN INFLUENCE

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Jim Sack, founder of Fort Wayne's Germanfest, will present: A Most German Town: How Germans Came to Dominate Fort Wayne, on Sunday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. at the History Center.

It has been said that over half the population of Fort Wayne and Allen County can claim some German ancestry. Jim Sack is the perfect person to explain why that is. His father's family emigrated from Arzberg, Oberfranken, Bavaria in 1855, settling first in South Bend then moving to Ligonier after the Civil War. In 1948...

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