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Waynedale History

COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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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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COLORFUL JOURNALISM

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On January 28, 1966 Herbert G. Bredemeier gave a lecture before the Fort Wayne Quest Club titled, "Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne." The Fort Wayne Quest Club later selected his lecture for publication in their book titled The Quest for Fort Wayne. In the next several issues of The Waynedale News, Herbert Bredemeier's Quest Club lecture will be printed in its entirety: People today can hardly imagine an America without magazines, or even one without daily newspapers.

The first American...

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HISTORY CENTER’S DIRECTOR TO RETIRE

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Donn P. Werling, executive director for the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, has announced his plans to retire effective November 30. The Society, commonly known as The History Center, oversees a museum in the old City Hall Building, the adjacent Barr Street Market, and the Chief Richardville House on Bluffton Road.

In announcing Werling's resignation at a recent board meeting, Matt Elliott, president of the Society's Board of Directors, said, "While we are sad to see Donn leave, we...

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