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Waynedale History

COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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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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THE HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE TOLD THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS

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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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COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne was presented before the Fort Wayne Quest Club on January 28, 1966 by Herbert Bredemeir: The German language newspapers in Fort Wayne played a vital role in introducing new immigrants to the ideals of democracy, its institutions and the American way of life. Men like Herman Mackwitz, and his editor Anselm Fuelber, experienced tremendous influence in days when the Fort Wayne population was nearly sixty-percent of German extraction.

Many a newly-arrived German...

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