Waynedale History

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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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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"Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne," was presented by Herbert Bredemeier before the Fort Wayne Quest Club, 22 January 1966: Mr. Carl Detzer, now Roving Editor for Reader's Digest, who worked under Journal Gazette Editor Andy Moynihan 1907-1908, told of this brief incident. "A representative of the People's Store came in one evening to complain about a proof error in "his" advertisement. The vulgar-minded in our town had enjoyed the error fully all day, but somehow Andy had missed it. The full...

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