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Waynedale History

LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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After the 1929 stock market crash our nation was thrown into a disastrous depression. One of the resulting freedoms exercised was the way of life of the hobo.

The first 15 years of my life I spent very close to the trainmen on the Lake Erie & Western Railroad. By the 1930 standard it was a slow train going downhill, but when going uphill and overloaded, it chugged to a dead stop, in order to get a good head of steam. As the train slowed, all hobo's ran for cover. More often than not it was...

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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

Details Looking South from Baer Road at McArthur Drive-Feb. 2004 The Little River (Harber Ditch) starts east of Yoder and flows north under Interstate Highway 469, Pleasant Center Road, Winters Road, Ferguson Road, Baer Field Thruway, Indianapolis Road, (name changes from Harber Ditch to Fairfield Ditch) through Belle Vista, and under Bluffton Road, and then dumps into the Saint Mary’s River next to the soccer fields at Foster Park.

Waynedale 1929/1930

 

Before the Great Depression, Waynedale was all for growth...new adventures, new businesses and exciting new gadgets to affect our way of life.

Bowser Pump had a good sales force and top-notch inventors, but they needed help to speed up production. The pump needed a sieve to screen out any foreign materials.

My Dad suggested a solution. Bowser would furnish us rolls of cotton cloth, with design specifications for the sieve. They would load these rolls on Fort Wayne...

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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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PRAIRIE GROVE CHURCH AND CEMETERY

The society that used to meet at Prairie Grove Chapel in Wayne Township was organized in 1888, but is really a reorganization of an older class, possibly the United Brethren Society, which dates back to 1854.

In the late 1800s the United Brethren Church built the Prairie Grove Chapel on Old Trail Road, which is still standing. The ground was donated by Joseph and Catherine Mason.

The first written information on Prairie Grove Cemetery was on June 1874 when...

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