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Waynedale History

THE POOR FARM SCHOOL

Details (photo courtesy of Carl C. Johnston) The William H. Johnston family, ca. 1915, in front of the Superintendent’s office.  Back row: Hugh, 1894-?; Adda, 1899-1977; Gladys, 1899-?; Eliza Fulk, 1883-1961. Middle row: C. Clyde, 1880-1964; William H., 1852-1939; Lillian J. Scarlett, 1861-1948. Front row: Carl C., 1907-?; John W. 1910-?.

POWER PLANT

The Power Plant building consisted of four rooms: boiler room, engine room, washing room and ironing room. My father was engineer and was assisted by William Mellinger who lived on Brooklyn Avenue near the Wabash Railroad. They also operated the ammonia refrigeration system installed below the patient's kitchen. A patient who I now think looked like my version of a Prussian army officer brought coal in from outside with a wheelbarrow, and took ashes and cinders out to the cinder...

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HISTORY OF WAYNE TOWNSHIP FIRE CO. #1 1940-1983

Details (l-r) Captain James Mason, Delmar Green, and Kenneth McCague pose in front of pumper truck that carried over 1400 gallons of water. Below-right is the tanker truck built by James Mason and volunteers.

The following history of the Waynedale Fire Department, written in 1983, by Paul W. Fairfield, with assistance from James and Catherine Mason, Delmar Green, Mrs. George Prince and Kenneth McCague.

Around 1940 a number of people in the Waynedale area conducted a survey on the fire service for the area. The survey concluded that a fire station was badly needed, as there was none. Fort Wayne was the closest fire service available with Station #8 on Fairfield Avenue and Creighton Avenue, and...

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REMEMBERING . . . A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

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Some 63 years ago on a bright sunny Sunday morning on the isles of Hawaii, a giant armada of aircraft blackened the skies. For the first time in our history a foreign power attacked our country on our soil and virtually destroyed our naval fleet in the South Pacific. This day was December 7, 1941. It was the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On the eve of December 7, 2004 a group from the Allen County Council of Veterans, honor guard, and families met at the Allen County War Memorial in remembrance of...

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