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Waynedale History

LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

Details Dale Elzey, man for whom Waynedale was named.

Waynedale Annexed, June 1957

Editors Note: This article was found in The Waynedale News archives. The writer is unknown.

 

The 1956 election was a sweep of the Republicans in the County and State. Harold Handley was elected governor and all the seats in Allen County remained with the Republicans. E. Ross Adair, Fourth District Congressman, defeated Democrat challenger F. Dean Bechtol by a margin of wide proportion district-wise. A factor in the landslide victory was the election of...

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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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The Lincoln Highway holds a lot of memories, other than coast to coast. The two-lane road with its twists and turns yielded to a top speed of 45 mile per hour. Long trips usually required two spare tires strapped to the back. Blowouts from stone bruises, along with normal flats needed a patching kit, pump, and customary flat tire tools. Other required items were extra fan belts, and for summer use and for traveling great distances an evaporator was needed. This gadget was hung on the...

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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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Early 1900s

 

Previous issues traced the adventures and growth of Waynedale. The early 1900s were the creation years of Waynedale. In 1918 World War I bonded us together, as did the previous community experience. As someone said, "We're all strangers until we look around and find we all have the same way of life." In 1929 Wall Street crashed losing 30 billion dollars. The nation was headed for a financial depression. Waynedaler's didn't go off the deep end. As stocks devaluated and...

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