Fort Wayne, Indiana (Postcard History Series)

Fort Wayne, Indiana (Postcard History Series)

by Randolph L Harter


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Founded at the confluence of three rivers—the St. Mary's, St. Joseph, and the hence formed Maumee—Fort Wayne stands astride a rich and storied history that begins with the 1792 order issued by Pres. George Washington for Maj. Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne to secure and construct a permanent fortification at the headwaters of the Maumee. Wayne arrived on September 17, 1794, and a fortification was constructed and dedicated as Fort Wayne on October 21, 1794. In the ensuing 200-plus years, a thriving city of over 250,000 persons has emerged. Postcard History Series: Fort Wayne celebrates the growth and success of this city during the first half of 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467110662
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 380,598
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Randolph Harter, local history buff and collector of vintage Fort Wayne postcards, has written a time-traveling, visual history of the city. In addition to his personal collection of nearly 3,000 local vintage postcards, he has drawn on those contributed by other private collectors to express much of what has been locally lost to progress and time.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Activities Abound 9

2 Hoosier Hospitality 29

3 We are Here to Help 45

4 The Economic Pulse 63

5 Disastrous Days 93

6 A Stroll around Town 101

Bibliography 127

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