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Waynedale History

THE INTERURBAN - ITS BOOM AND BUST PART VII

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The last Interurban run out of Fort Wayne took place on January 18, 1941. This magnificent, unique, transportation system, for more than four decades, had accommodated countless millions of men, women and children from all walks of life and with equal dignity; passed unobtrusively into the Valhalla of electric railroads. The Interurban connected Indiana's rural areas and small towns to big cities and stimulated unprecedented economic growth in Indiana.

Abe Martin once said, "Indiana's...

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USS INDIANAPOLIS CELEBRATES HISTORY

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The USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Gallery at the Indiana War Memorial will be permanently opened to the public in a ceremony organized by the USS Indianapolis Navy Club beginning Monday, August 20 as part of Indianapolis Navy Week.

This 700 square foot Gallery, located on the first floor of the Indiana War Memorial, tells the story of one of the most famous ships in the history of the United States.
The heavy cruiser Indianapolis was launched November 7, 1931 and was used by Franklin Delanor...

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THE INTERURBAN - ITS BOOM AND BUST VI

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Henry Ford had produced ten million Model "T" Fords by 1924 and with Indiana's improving road system the electric Interurban was nearing its end. The motor bus was the next major competitor to make the scene and it was independent of fixed rails; it provided additional flexibility in the choice of routes. In the early twenties, some of the larger companies in the country began to utilize buses to supplement their interurban systems and provide free local transportation to interurban terminals...

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