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Sept 22, 1967: Civic Theatre installs sign

"Civic Theatre sign going up on opening night."

February 21, 2019 12:00 pm


Feb. 14, 2000: A classroom valentine

Many of us grew up exchanging valentines with the kids in our class. In this photo from Valentine's Day in 2000, then-kindergartner...

February 14, 2019 10:30 am


Business women showing off fun hats in April 14, 1947

Members of the Business and Professional Women's Club showed off their fun hats at a "Hollywood Party" on April 14, 1947.

February 7, 2019 9:40 am


Testing a jet-powered train in 1966

Atomic train.

January 31, 2019 1:00 am


March 1954: Northeastern Indiana Automobile Show

Reader Fred Warner recently wrote to share some memories of auto shows that took place at Memorial Coliseum in the 1950s.

January 24, 2019 10:45 am


Oct. 9, 1975: 1 million bottlecaps

The year for this week's History Journal post was decided in a vote on Twitter. There will be more votes coming up, so follow us on...

January 17, 2019 9:00 am


July 6, 1998: A firehouse wedding

Ken Burson and Elizabeth Clegg Burson were married by the Rev. Victor Kolch on July 6, 1998, in a ceremony in the bucket of a hook...

January 10, 2019 11:00 am


Who was Gus? Solving a mystery from 1954

Gus German or Gus Herman? It's a mystery that appears to be 65 years old.

January 3, 2019 2:50 pm


Looking Back: Polar Bear Club's 1978 New Year's Day swim

According to a photo caption in The Journal Gazette the following morning, more than 60 people joined the Polar Bear Club's 39th annual...

December 31, 2018 10:30 am


A busy week in June 1954

In Throwback Thursday features, we've usually taken a look back at specific events, and that will continue in this new column.

December 27, 2018 1:00 am


Throwback Thursday: Toboggan run at Pokagon marking 80th anniversary

The toboggan run at Pokagon State Park is marking its 80th anniversary. 

December 20, 2018 10:30 am


Throwback Thursday: Construction of Fort Wayne National Bank Building, 1969

The Fort Wayne National Bank Building (now known as PNC Center) was Fort Wayne's tallest from 1970 to 1982 when the building now...

December 13, 2018 11:00 am


Throwback Thursday: Santa visits St. Joseph Hospital in December 1947

In this photo from The Journal Gazette's archive, Santa visits St. Joseph Hospital with gifts for patients in December 1947....

December 6, 2018 11:00 am


Looking Back: Christmas around town

'Tis the holiday season, and all you need to do is take a look around town to know that's true. 

December 4, 2018 2:10 pm


Throwback Thursday May 10, 1973: Tornado destroys New Haven home

Clifford A Wirick had just enough time to run into the basement and hide under a stack of insulation before his home was ripped apart and...

November 29, 2018 1:00 am