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Waynedale History

COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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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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FT.WAYNE POLICE & HISTORICAL MUSEUM CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARIES

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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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COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne written by long-time Fort Wayne Journalist, Herbert G. Bredemeir was presented before the Fort Wayne Quest Club 28 January 1966: The Fort Wayne Times, a Whig paper was established in 1841 by George W. Wood. There were 3,173 weekly's published that year compared to 387 dailies. Railroads and the telegraph encouraged additional rural papers, whose editors were only too happy to tap the main stream of national communication. The Post Office Act of 1851 gave...

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