Waynedale History

A reminder to fans of Abraham Lincoln—be sure to visit the History Center by May 16th to view the traveling exhibit, Faces of Lincoln, Part I. This exhibit demonstrates how photography helped define President Lincoln's legacy.

The Faces of Lincoln: Lincoln and Indiana exhibitions from the Indiana Historical Society showcase items from the society's extensive Lincoln collections. These traveling exhibitions feature illustrations, maps, manuscripts, photographs, sheet music and poetry, all of...

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"Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne" was presented before the Fort Wayne Quest Club on January 28, 1966 by Herbert Bredemeier: Fort Wayne writers may not have attracted as much world attention as Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hurst, Horace Greeley, Charles Dana, or James Bennett Gordon, but Fort Wayne had its share of colorful newspapermen even if their legends are only half true.

Probably the most colorful newspaperman in Fort Wayne was Andy Moynihan, Editor of the Journal Gazette. The...

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From its beginnings, Fort Wayne has been a crossroads of commerce that attracted hard-working and visionary men and women. It became a major transportation center in the Midwest in the 19th century, setting the stage for a prolonged period of prosperity. The story of Indiana's second-most populous city illustrates the region's role in our nation's history. It also reflects a diverse and progressive spirit, as well as a unique culture that is the foundation of the city's present-day...

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