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Waynedale History

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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WALDRON REMEMBERS D-DAY AT CHERBOURG

Details All cousins in France during WWII--June 1945. (L-R) Jennings J. Waldron, Roy Brandan, Henry Brandan, and Donald W. Waldron.

Waynedale resident, Donald W. Waldron, was born August 21, 1925 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and graduated from high school when he was seventeen. The year was 1943 and WWII was in full swing.

Don was making his living working in a machine shop but, most people in the area worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines. He received his draft notice in late 1943 and after his basic training was assigned to 1075th Engineers. His tool room experience contributed to his assignment to the USS Glenn Jerrold...

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