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May 22, 1948: Seniors take first plane ride

When I sort through envelopes of old photo negatives in our archive, sometimes subjects stand out as things I just have to look...

June 13, 2019 10:50 am


1973: Construction and opening of Freimann Square

Freimann Square was dedicated on Sept. 27, 1973, when several hundred people turned out in downtown Fort Wayne to see the fountains in...

June 6, 2019 9:00 am


June 1952: Hunting for a giant snake

A monster-sized reptile. A posse. People bolting their doors in terror.

May 30, 2019 1:00 am


May 1948: Memorial Day parade

Here's a shot of the Memorial Day parade in Fort Wayne in May 1948.

May 23, 2019 10:00 am


Oct. 27, 1954: Voting procedure instruction

In the fall of 1954, Students from Fort Wayne's public high schools were assisting officials in the Fort Wayne Teachers' Association in...

May 7, 2019 8:00 am


1938: Coldwater Road and North Clinton Street

On the back of this photo in The Journal Gazette's archive is a handwritten note from 1991 saying that this was taken in 1938 and looks...

May 2, 2019 10:00 am


July 3, 1965: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens

The zoo wanted to bring animals and visitors as close as possible.

April 25, 2019 1:00 am


May 27, 1968: Fort Wayne Army Reserve Unit 890 Transportation Co. departs Baer Field

The Fort Wayne Army Reserve Unit 890 Transportation Co. was called to active duty during the Vietnam War. The men departed from Baer...

April 23, 2019 1:00 am


May 4, 1970: Fixing flagpole atop Lincoln Tower

This unnamed maintenance man climbed to the top of Lincoln Tower's flagpole on May 4, 1970, to replace the pulley.

April 18, 2019 10:00 am


Early 1900s: Journal Gazette Picture Pages

The Journal Gazette has a staff of photographers that hits the streets every day to take pictures of breaking news, local milestones and...

April 11, 2019 10:30 am


Sept. 15, 1955: Charlton Heston visits city

Actor Charlton Heston visited Fort Wayne in September 1955 for several personal appearances at showings of his new movie, "The Private...

April 4, 2019 10:30 am


On a mission to verify possible Blass sketches

After reading last month's History Journal about fashion designer and city native Bill Blass, a New Haven man has been on a bit of a...

March 28, 2019 1:00 am


Aug. 2, 2002: Raising the roof of Memorial Coliseum

Three inches per minute.

March 28, 2019 1:00 am


Sept. 28, 1952: Construction and dedication of Memorial Coliseum

The following is an updated version of a previous Throwback Thursday feature. 

March 26, 2019 11:00 am


April 8, 1966: Dog nurses kittens

Lisa, a 1 1/2-year-old Skye Terrier, gave some help to a new mother when she began nursing newborn kittens in April 1966....

March 21, 2019 9:30 am