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Waynedale History

THE LINDENWOOD STORY

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Established through the foresight of civic leaders long gone, Lindenwood Cemetery is a well-known Fort Wayne Historic landmark, celebrating a 150th Anniversary.

Twelve civic-minded leaders of the community pulled their personal resources together to purchase the acreage. What started as 152 acres of marsh and dense underbrush is now a naturally-landscaped memorial grounds of over 175 acres. Lindenwood’s name was inspired by the abundance of Linden trees on the property.

The original 152 acres...

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QUIET HISTORICAL MOMENT IN TURKEY

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The past week or so witnessed what the New York Times described as history quietly passing in Turkey when police officers fanned out to make dozens of arrests of chief active and retired military personnel. For Turkish citizens, the newspaper images were unforgettable: young police officers, some not even born at the time of the last major military coup in 1980, rounding up white-haired retired Turkish generals. The unthinkable happened; the untouchable and largely unaccountable military had...

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HISTORY CENTER ACQUIRES RARE FORT WAYNE POLICE DEPT. BADGES

Details (left-right) Walter Font, James Stahl, and  Todd Maxwell Pelfrey.

The History Center recently acquired two rare, pre-1865 Fort Wayne Police Department badges for its collection, thanks to the efforts of retired police officer James Stahl and the History Center staff. "Since the acquisition of numerous local law enforcement items in 1985, we have been looking for one of the first police badges used by the Fort Wayne Police," stated Walter Font, History Center curator. "With this acquisition, the Historical Society has a complete set of all the badges used by...

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