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"Well done, good and faithful servant."
(Ft. Wayne Chamber of Commerce - Jan. 7, 2927)
J.B. Franke dedicated his lift to service of others. He donated 80 acres to the City of Fort Wayne, which is now known as Franke park. Mr. Franke …
In the early 1790s, the United States Army suffered two serious defeats at the hands of Indians under the leadership of Little Turtle, war chief of the Miami nation. In response, President George Washington sent Revolutionary War hero Gen. "M…
Veterans Honor Degree of the American Legion
"BLACKJACK II" Locomotive / BOXCAR represents the Heritage of 40 ET8.
Origin is from WWI - France.
Organized in 1920 by Legionaires as the Fun-Honor Society.
BOXCARS (Voitures) transported U.S. Do…
In this house on October 6, 1908, was born Jane Alice Peters. Daughter of Frederick C. and Elizabeth Knight Peters, she took the professional name of Carole Lombard and became one of the most important figures in the motion picture industry.
In 1852 John Brown, a stonemason, built this last remaining vestige of the early canal era in FortWayne.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Brown came by canal boat to Allen County in 1847 with his wife Mary. He and his Scottish business partner, Ja…
Established in 1846 as the Fort Wayne Female College on grounds donated by Wm. Rockhill.
In 1855 the college consolidated with the Fort Wayne Collegiate Institute for Young Men and it was then call the M.E. College.
In 1890 the college grounds w…
Carrying the Wabash and Erie Canal across the St. Marys River was located just north of the bridge about where the Nickle Plate Railroad crosses the river and was the playground and swimminghole for the West End Boys. Completed about…
The Rural Branch School of the Church was located adjacent to the cemetery. School was conducted from 1844 to 1920. The building and grounds were sold to the State for the interchange of Highways I 69 and U.S. 27.
First called "The Opening", a natural clearing in the forest, settled about 1837. On the old Lima Plank Road connecting Howe (Lima) and Fort Wayne. Home of the Perry Centre Seminary, founded 1856 and closed 1861 when the entire faculty and all adu…
This Purple Heart tribute is provided in remembrance of all combat wounded veterans who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. May their noble virtues live forever in our memory.
Erected by members and friends of The Mil…