Waynedale History

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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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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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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