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Staff and customers were lined up similar to this by two gunmen robbing a branch of the Lincoln National Bank & Trust Co. on Oct. 18, 1957. They wanted anyone passing by to think everything was business as usual in the bank at Rudisill and Clinton streets.

Witness to 1957 robbery

In the first bank robbery in Fort Wayne since 1930, two armed men robbed the Rudisill-Clinton branch of the Lincoln National Bank &...

September 24, 2020 1:00 am

 Nov. 14, 1995: Cal Armstrong kicks leaves away from a street gutter in front of his Foster Parkway home so water can flow through. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Nov. 14, 1995: Giving fall leaves a kick

Autumn begins Tuesday, and you know what that means – yards will soon be full of leaves, and so will gutters and storm drains....

September 17, 2020 1:00 am

 Sept. 17, 1952: Memorial Coliseum is seen a few days before its dedication ceremony. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 28, 1947: Strauss announced as Coliseum architect

The local news cover of The Journal-Gazette on Aug. 28, 1947, included the announcement by county commissioners that A.M. Strauss had...

September 10, 2020 10:10 am

 June 1954: Workman Elbert Colwell saws through aged beams on the roof of the Fort Wayne Rescue Home and Mission, 343 E. Columbia St. (Journal Gazette file photo)

June 1954: Rescue Home and Mission gets face lift

In the spring of 1954, the Fort Wayne Rescue Home and Mission was undergoing a face lift, inside and out.

September 3, 2020 1:00 am

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A billboard from 1921 showing a discussed riverfront park area is seen in this photo illustration, which is overlayed with the general locations of several city parks today and the Old Fort, which has riverfront green space. (User: Windows NT/95/98 User)

A 1921 'dream' of riverfront parks

In the summer of 1921, local candy company Heit-Miller-Lau put up a billboard on Calhoun Street that showed what it called “Just A...

August 27, 2020 1:00 am

 April 1, 1948: Ed Adreon, right, brought 8,000 dimes to Rousseau Bros. Auto Agency to buy a car. Here, he closes the deal with Bert Rousseau, left, and Richard Rousseau. (Journal Gazette file photo)

April 1, 1948: He saved 8,000 dimes to buy a car

How many dimes would it take to buy a car? It seems 8,000 might have been enough in 1948.

August 20, 2020 1:00 am

 From left: Mrs. Alan Chambers, Mrs. Maxwell Smith, Mrs. Jerry Ress, Mrs. Haskel Tompkins and Mrs. Oscar Baldwin wear extravagant Las Vegas-type costumes for the Civic Guild Ya-Hoo Follies Revue which was opening Feb. 10, 1966, for a three-night run at Civic Theater. (Journal Gazette file photo)

February 1966: Showgirls for Civic Guild follies

For at least three days that week in 1966, there were showgirls in Fort Wayne.

August 13, 2020 1:00 am

 Aug. 28, 1947: Kids' Day in Portland included a circus complete with acrobat. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 28, 1947: Kids' Day in Portland

On Aug. 28, 1947, children and families gathered downtown in Portland, south of Fort Wayne in Jay County, for the sixth annual Kids'...

August 6, 2020 1:00 am

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In the final week of July 1970, the Lutters of Fort Wayne were among more than 1,000 Allen County families preparing for the 4-H fair, which was planned for that weekend at Memorial Coliseum.

Making the news 50 years ago

We're headed back to 1970 with photos and story excerpts to give a snapshot of this same week in the area, 50 years ago.

July 30, 2020 1:00 am

No Title The highlighted story from this Sept. 2, 1909, page of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette details

Sept. 1, 1909: Crowds gather for 'Fort Wayne day'

On Sept. 1, 1909, between 6,000 and 7,000 local residents gathered at Robison Park for the first "Fort Wayne day."

July 23, 2020 1:00 am

  • Jan. 1, 1954: Polar Bear plunge
  • July 1969: Preparing for first Three Rivers Festival
  • No answers in courthouse's Louvre ties
  • Sept. 23, 1982: Dog pulls baby cart
  • Sept. 26, 1975: Cleaning up after mud slide
  • Aug. 2, 1963: Bluffton couple raises peacocks for fun
  • June 24, 1954: Men display captured turtles
  • June 7, 1973: Anthony Wayne statue moved
  • January 1958: Battling birds downtown
  • Aug. 20, 1947: Eight injured as coach hits truck
  • June 4, 1973: 'Get-Away Vehicle Just Won't Get'
  • Changes at Barr Street Market in 1957
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