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  • File Feb. 10, 1962: An aerial photo shows smoke rising from a fire at Wolf & Dessauer in downtown Fort Wayne. 

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:40 pm

An index of previous features

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Looking for more stories and photos from our archive? Here are 25 previous Throwback Thursday features and stories of historical interest, listed in order of their publication:

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The Blizzard of '78: A snowstorm left Fort Wayne buried under a record 17 inches of snow in January 1978.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/The-Blizzard-of--78--Jan--26--1978-17459103

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106 degrees – City's hottest days: The record was set on July 22, 1934, and repeated on July 14, 1936, and June 25, 1988. Most recently, the mercury spiked that high on June 28, 2012.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/106-degrees--City-s-hottest-days-17781133

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Construction of Parkview Field: The TinCaps' first game was played downtown April 16, 2009. See the project at various stages of construction.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Construction-of-Parkview-Field-18406339

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Construction and dedication of the Nickel Plate Railroad elevation: The Nickel Plate railroad elevation was dedicated Oct. 4, 1955, at the Calhoun Street crossing downtown.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170427/nickel-plate-railroad-elevation

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St. Mary's Church Fire: “St. Mary's burns” – that was the headline the morning after a blaze destroyed the downtown Catholic church on Sept. 2, 1993.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170525/st-marys-catholic-church-fire-sept-2-1993

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Last truck rolls off line at Harvester plant: On a Friday afternoon in mid-July 1983, a green Model 4200 International Harvester truck rolled off the assembly line at the Fort Wayne International Harvester plant. It was the 1,527,299th truck built since the plant opened in 1923 – and its last.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170629/international-harvester-truck-plant-closes-july-15-1983

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Dedication of Foellinger Theatre: In August 1976, more than 3,000 people squeezed into Foellinger Theatre for a dedication ceremony and entertainment from Ronald Rogers, Richard Otto and the Dukes of Dixieland.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170727/dedication-of-foellinger-theatre-aug-12-1976

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Sun's tryst with moon dazzles earthly beings: A story from 1925 following a solar eclipse over the city.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170817/suns-tryst-with-moon-dazzles-earthly-beings

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Construction of the Old Fort: Construction of the fort re-creation began in the summer of 1975. Work on the replica was not finished for its dedication, but several hundred people turned out for the June 1976 festivities.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/20170831/old-fort-construction

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Construction of Memorial Coliseum: Ground was broken for Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 24, 1950. There was nothing but farms in the area, but community leaders were optimistic the arena would become a prime destination.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20170928/memorial-coliseum-dedicated-sept-28-1952

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Gourd times in patches of the past: A photo gallery of kids enjoying pumpkin patches through the years.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/20171026/gourd-times-in-patches-of-past

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Fond memories of Santa display include path to restoration: The history of the downtown Santa display and its restoration in the 1970s and '80s.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20171123/display-of-devotion

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Santas hope to overlook worst gifts: A fun story and set of photos from 1979 about terrible gifts.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20171130/santas-hope-to-overlook-worst-gifts

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Domino Wizard at Southtown Mall: Robert Speca, known as the Domino Wizard, created a piece at Southtown Mall on Sept. 20, 1980.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20171228/domino-wizard-at-southtown-mall

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Glenbrook Square ice rink closes: Renovations at Glenbrook Square spelled the end of an era as the mall shut down its indoor ice rink on June 1, 1997.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/20180125/glenbrook-square-ice-rink

Read a second story: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180125/rink-closure-freezes-out-friends-on-ice

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Wolf & Dessauer fire: Billowing clouds of smoke were rising from downtown blocking out the sun over parts of Fort Wayne on the afternoon of Feb. 10, 1962.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180222/throwback-thursday-feb-10-1962---wolf-38-dessauer-fire

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Local tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.: A few days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than 3,000 people gathered outside the Allen County Courthouse to pay tribute to the civil rights leader.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180329/local-tribute-to-martin-luther-king-jr

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Headwaters Park takes shape: More than 100 people attended the grand opening of the first phase of Headwaters Park on Sept. 10, 1995. See the park at various stages of construction.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180426/headwaters-park-takes-shape

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Happy 90th, Embassy: A feature on Embassy Theatre's 90th anniversary includes a downloadable PDF of the 14-page special section about its opening from May 1928. The archive pages include stories about its construction and the people that brought it to life.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/20180517/happy-90th-embassy

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Astronauts visit area for boats: Gordon Cooper and Virgil “Gus” Grissom snuck away while visiting Fort Wayne on Oct. 9, 1963, to test a boat built in Harlan. A few years later, they returned to help build a boat they intended to race.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180531/astronauts-sneak-away-to-test-boat

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Creation of Courthouse Green: With its half-moon walkways, benches, fountains and almost an acre of grass in the heart of downtown, the Courthouse Green was dedicated Oct. 15, 1999, after a three-year project that cost about $3 million.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180628/creation-of-courthouse-green

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Bob Hope's son marries in Defiance: Hundreds of fans came out on a rainy day in Defiance, Ohio, for the wedding of Bob Hope's son on Dec. 2, 1967.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/celebrities/20180726/bob-hopes-son-marries-in-defiance

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Fires on The Landing: On the night of Feb. 3, 1975, two fires swept through buildings on The Landing. The next afternoon, a second fire in the Old Fort Draperies building drew exhausted firefighters back to site.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20180830/the-landing-blazes

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Sonny and Cher perform at Memorial Coliseum: The pair of singers took the local stage on March 19, 1972.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/celebrities/20180927/sonny-and-cher-march-19-1972

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Halloween through the years: A look at Halloween costumes and celebrations.

Read the feature: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/20181025/halloween-through-the-years