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 July 12, 1969: A converted barge filled with full-blooded Sioux and Dakota Indians passes a replica Indian Village during the river parade at the first Three Rivers Festival. More than 10,000 lined the banks of the St. Joseph to watch the parade. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 1969: Preparing for first Three Rivers Festival

When the Three Rivers Festival debuted in 1969, it was intended to show off Fort Wayne – not just to people coming from...

July 9, 2020 1:00 am

No answers in courthouse's Louvre ties

A couple months ago, a History Journal reader asked if I had ever come across evidence of a unique claim he remembered being told as a...

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

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Sept. 23, 1982: Dog pulls baby cart

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

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

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Sept. 26, 1975: Cleaning up after mud slide

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

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

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Aug. 2, 1963: Bluffton couple raises peacocks for fun

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

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

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June 24, 1954: Men display captured turtles

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

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

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June 7, 1973: Anthony Wayne statue moved

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

June 25, 2020 1:00 am

 January 1958: P.E. Henebry, president of the Allen County Commissioners, left, watches Jimmie A. Soules and James L. Soules of Bird Repellent Co. examine the roof of the Allen County Courthouse for signs of pigeons and starlings. (Journal Gazette file photo)

January 1958: Battling birds downtown

Stuffed owls were among tactics being used in 1958 to convince pigeons and starlings to stay clear of the Allen County Courthouse and...

June 18, 2020 1:00 am

 Aug. 20, 1947: The front of a trolley coach was caved in when it collided with a truck transporting 11 tons of steel. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Aug. 20, 1947: Eight injured as coach hits truck

Eight people, including the driver, were injured Aug. 20, 1947, when a trolley coach hit a truck carrying 11 tons of steel on Main...

June 11, 2020 1:00 am

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June 4, 1973: 'Get-Away Vehicle Just Won't Get'

Here's a lesson: If you're going to try and make a quick get-away, make sure your car has enough gas.

June 4, 2020 1:00 am

  • Changes at Barr Street Market in 1957
  • Caption This: Send in your descriptions for these fun photos
  • Sept. 17, 1982: Students rappel at stadium
  • June 1954: Woodburn prepares for new dial system
  • May 12, 2019: Mother's Day downtown
  • July 16, 1974: Coaching kids at clown clinic
  • April 12, 1975: New Haven girl wins county bee
  • March 13, 1954: 'Too Fond Of Both Wives, He's Held As Bigamist'
  • July 18, 2001: James Earl Jones visits Fort Wayne Wizards
  • Aug. 10, 1947: Sunny fun at the country club
  • June 28, 1954: Lad learns red box calls firemen
  • Miss Liberty comes down from her perch