Waynedale History

(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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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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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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