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Waynedale History

PUT ON YOUR DIRNDLS AND LEDERHOSEN - LET’S CELEBRATE!

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HISTORY OF THE OKTOBERFEST

 

It's that time of year again! Time to break out the lederhosen and dirndls, turn up the oom-pah band and get ready for the Oktoberfest. But before you head for the beer tent, here's a little history about the event.

The festival dates back to October 17, 1810 in Munich, Germany, when King Maximillian Josef of Bavaria decided to give a public reception to celebrate the wedding of his son, Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig I) and his bride...

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REGION’S OLDEST NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSE OPENS TO PUBLIC

Details the  home of Miami Chief Richardville built in 1827.  The exterior has been restored and the interior is largely unrestored due to an ongoing research. photos by

The Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road (behind 1st Source Bank) is open for public tours starting Saturday, June 26 from 1-4PM. All media, city officials and History Center members were invited to attend the ribbon cutting and wine reception on Friday, June 25th from 5-7PM. The house will be open for public tours every Saturday through November 6th. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for members, children and seniors. Appointments and group tours at discounted rates are available...

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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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The Fort Wayne Aviation Company

As you drive west from Waynedale to 5036 Lower Huntington Road, before you get to Smith Road, you come to what was once the Fort Wayne Aviation Company. The property is on the north side of the road and if you look north, you can see the south side of Hansen Aggregates and the east property line of Primco Incoporated. There is a pond just down the incline from Lower Huntington and there is a house and garage that sits just west of the pond.

The airport runway...

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