Waynedale History

At the turn of the 20th century all segments of Indiana's economy rapidly expanded because of the interurban! The copper, steel and heavy metal industries especially benefited from the construction and maintenance of interurban lines. Thousands of miles of copper wires were strung. Steel rails, trucks, frames and, after the price of wood increased, manufacturers started making the complete interurban car out of steel.

In my estimation, however, the greatest spin-off of the interurban industry...

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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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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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