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May 1968: Visit by a vampire

A vampire came to Fort Wayne in May 1968, and teens packed in to see him.

June 10, 2021 9:20 am

 Aug. 2, 1962: A fire with heavy smoke damaged Maloley Brothers grocery store at Broadway and Jefferson Street. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 2, 1962: Fire damages market, ruins stock

A fire the afternoon of Aug. 2, 1962, heavily damaged the Maloley Brothers grocery store at Broadway and Jefferson Street, destroying...

June 3, 2021 1:00 am

 Journal Gazette file photo

Oct. 30, 1988: Truck spill blocks road

Readers were asked to share fun captions for photos in this month's History Journal column.

May 27, 2021 1:00 am

 Journal Gazette file photo

July 12, 1962: Introducing the Drivotron

Readers were asked to share fun captions for photos in this month's History Journal column.

May 27, 2021 1:00 am

 Journal Gazette file photo

Nov. 4, 1953: Sonic gun battle

Readers were asked to share fun captions for photos in this month's History Journal column.

May 27, 2021 1:00 am

 June 3, 1998: Students at Homestead High School use portable toilets because of low water pressure in Abboite Township. (Journal Gazette file photo)

June 1998: Toppled toilets as school year ends

Southwest Allen County Schools faced a problem in the last week of the 1997-98 school year: A third water main had broken in Aboite...

May 20, 2021 1:00 am

 July 17, 1982: Pilot Jim Martin gets a kiss from his wife, Bunny, before a hot air balloon race that was part of Three Rivers Festival. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 17, 1982: A kiss before flying

In this July 17, 1982, photo, pilot Jim Martin gets a kiss from his wife, Bunny, before a hot air balloon race that was part of Three...

May 13, 2021 1:00 am

 Mr. and Mrs. James F. Lee of Menlo Park, California, stopped off at Smith Field on July 19, 1962, to refuel their small plane and spend the night. The couple – both pilots – were headed toward home on their third cross-country flight taking 3D pictures from the air. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 19, 1962: 3D aerial photographers stop in city

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Lee of Menlo Park, California, stopped off at Smith Field on July 19, 1962, to refuel their small plane and spend...

May 6, 2021 1:00 am

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People gather around the crash site where the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad No. 508 passenger train collided with an earth mover at a crossing on California Road, killing three and injuring more than a dozen, Oct. 7, 1947.

Train crash kills 3 in 1947

Three people died and more than a dozen were injured on Oct. 7, 1947, when a passenger train struck a 26-ton earth mover and partially...

April 29, 2021 1:00 am

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Caption This: Have fun with these photos from our archive

It’s time for another round of “Caption This,” where readers suggest captions for pictures from The Journal...

April 29, 2021 1:00 am

  • March 22, 1954: Unloading 100-foot trees at Coliseum
  • December 1950: Displaying doll collection
  • Aug. 17, 1971: Palace Theater undergoing demolition
  • March 17, 1948: Easter Bunny arrives
  • July 20, 1954: Storm's wind causes major damage
  • July 1980: Defying heights during Summit Square construction
  • June 23, 1961: Demolishing interior of Lyric Theater
  • Sept. 7, 1948: Inspecting Wells Street Bridge
  • Worker freed at ice plant in 1965
  • '82 car winner still owns Pontiac, rarely drives it
  • July 12, 1980: Show Us Your Tan Contest