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Waynedale History

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: RESEARCHING YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTORS

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The 3rd annual Military Symposium will be held in Fort Wayne on October 8-9, sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. Sessions will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Meeting Rooms A-B.

With the approaching sesquicentennial of the Civil War, all six classes will be devoted to aiding family historians in research of their Civil War ancestors.

Genealogy Center Director Curt Witcher opens the program with an overview of “Using Military Records for Genealogical...

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HISTORY CENTER ACQUIRES PIECES FROM FARNSWORTH AUCTION

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The History Center successfully purchased seven pieces from the auction of Farnsworth items Saturday, June 18.

The highlight of the day was the purchase of a large advertising banner, dated 1940 and reading in part “Farnsworth Radio…from the home of television”. The home of television in 1940 was considered to be Fort Wayne.

“This banner is significant because it dates from the first promotional year of the Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation, a few months after Philo Farnsworth...

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THE LINDENWOOD STORY

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Established through the foresight of civic leaders long gone, Lindenwood Cemetery is a well-known Fort Wayne Historic landmark, celebrating a 150th Anniversary.

Twelve civic-minded leaders of the community pulled their personal resources together to purchase the acreage. What started as 152 acres of marsh and dense underbrush is now a naturally-landscaped memorial grounds of over 175 acres. Lindenwood’s name was inspired by the abundance of Linden trees on the property.

The original 152 acres...

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