Waynedale History

“Abraham Lincoln, The Honest Clerk” by Frederic Mizen

A temporary art exhibition

 

Discover how a local Fort Wayne business rallied to promote the spirit of our country's legacy!

 

When the business boom of the 1920s came to a crashing halt on October 29, 1929, more than America's economy tottered on its foundation. The Great Depression of the 1930s was both a cultural and an economic crisis. Businessmen in breadlines, farmers forced off the land, unemployed workers in the streets, families broken by poverty and despair-all...

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Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne is a continuation from an essay written by Herbert G. Bredemeir and presented to Fort Wayne's Quest Club on January 28, 1966, it was later selected for publication in the Club's book, "The Quest for Fort Wayne" An Anthology of Papers About Fort Wayne, Indiana: The material provided in Fort Wayne's early newspapers provoked a flood of orations and addresses, generally political, which were then published as pamphlets by the local press,"at the urgent request of...

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Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne; A continuation of Herbert G. Bredemeier's story that he delivered before the Fort Wayne Quest Club on January 28, 1966: Settlers who had come from newspaper-endowed cities in the east brought their reading habit with them to the Western frontier (Indiana). The decentralized political system, with a constant round of local, county and state elections, created a demand for news, notes and arguments on public affairs. Merchants and speculators were anxious to...

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