Waynedale History

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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Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne was written by Herbert C. Bredemeir, a long-time local journalist and presented before the Fort Wayne Quest Club on January 28, 1966: The Fort Wayne Times was a Whig paper and some of lawyer/editor Dawson's antagonism toward President Lincoln may have been generated by the fact that, even though Lincoln had appointed him Governor of Utah Territory in 1861, he did not hold that office very long. When Dawson first got to Salt Lake City, he made a patriotic speech...

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The Police Museum opened to the public on October 20, 1985. It has hundreds of items on display and a large amount of reference material on hand.

The Museum is located at the old City Hall site at Barr and Berry Streets (302 East Berry). The main gallery for the Police Museum is located in the basement which once was the Fort Wayne lock up or jail area.

The Fort Wayne/Allen County Police Memorial was established November 25, 1988. It is located on the east side of the Historical Museum...

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