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April 29, 1957: Workers begin razing the 47-year-old north pavilion of the Barr Street Market behind what at the time was City Hall, seen at left. The pavilion had been deemed structurally unsafe.

Changes at Barr Street Market in 1957

“Death Of A Landmark” appeared over a story in The Journal Gazette on April 30, 1957. The story and its accompanying photo...

May 28, 2020 1:00 am

 PHOTO #1 - Caption this photo! Send your best captions to be featured in an upcoming History Journal column. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Caption This: Send in your descriptions for these fun photos

While going through photo negatives in our archive, I often stumble across some pictures that look pretty funny out of context....

May 28, 2020 1:00 am

 Sept. 17, 1982: Corcordia sophomore Jeff Smallwood, a member of the junior ROTC program, rappels the side of Zollner Stadium. He and his classmates were under the direction of ROTC Instructor Maj. Tibor Beirbaum. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Sept. 17, 1982: Students rappel at stadium

Sept. 17, 1982: Corcordia sophomore Jeff Smallwood, a member of the junior ROTC program, rappels the side of Zollner Stadium. He and his...

May 21, 2020 9:40 am

No Title Woodburn's five phone operators gather around the switchboard to talk over old times in 1954. Working the board is Mrs. Mildred Westerlin. Standing, from the left, are Mrs. Lila Rosener, Mrs. Edith Wooten, Mrs. Hilda Roemke and Mrs. Anna Langhan. (Journal Gazette file photo) (User: Windows NT/95/98 User)

June 1954: Woodburn prepares for new dial system

In June 1954, Woodburn was preparing to get a new dial system, replacing the switchboard and operator system that had been in place for...

May 14, 2020 1:00 am

 May 12, 2019: Families spend time together at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory during the Mother's Day Downtown event. (Journal Gazette file photo) (Rachel Von | The Journal GazetteRachel Von | The Journal Gazette)

May 12, 2019: Mother's Day downtown

What a difference a year makes.

May 7, 2020 1:00 am

July 16, 1974: Coaching kids at clown clinic

A clown is never careless with his makeup – he never scratches his face or wipes his mouth. His clothes are always clean and he is...

April 30, 2020 1:00 am

 April 12, 1975: Molly Reddin, left, carefully spells the word missed by her rival, Carmen Donesa. She correctly spelled it and one more to become the champion of the Allen County Spelling Bee. (Journal Gazette file photo)

April 12, 1975: New Haven girl wins county bee

On April 12, 1975, a field of 93 spellers was narrowed down to a county winner at the Journal-Gazette Spelling Bee.

April 26, 2020 1:00 am

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March 13, 1954: 'Too Fond Of Both Wives, He's Held As Bigamist'

"I'm glad this thing is over. I was running out of excuses."

April 23, 2020 1:00 am

071801-Jones 6 July 18, 2001: Wizards' Reading Club

July 18, 2001: James Earl Jones visits Fort Wayne Wizards

This month we're picking History Journal items that we hope will give you a smile. Here is a 2001 column from former Journal Gazette...

April 16, 2020 1:00 am

 Aug. 10, 1947: Leisa Holzman guards the pool at the Fort Wayne Country Club while youngsters cool off in the water. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 10, 1947: Sunny fun at the country club

Here are some photos of fun in the sun, dated Aug. 10, 1947, at the Fort Wayne Country Club.

April 9, 2020 1:00 am

  • June 28, 1954: Lad learns red box calls firemen
  • Miss Liberty comes down from her perch
  • July 23, 1959: Deconstructing buildings on Brackenridge
  • June 5, 1966: JG spelling champ heads to national bee
  • Gathering to watch 'M.A.S.H.' finale in '83
  • Nov. 5, 1995: Opening of Science Central
  • 1916: Leonard and Geller's Grocer
  • June 22, 1948: Couple gets married in plane
  • July 11, 2001: Lottery decides area will switch to 260 area code