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 July 10, 1972: Dog owners paraded their furry friends down The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne during the Three Rivers Festival. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 10, 1972: Dog parade on The Landing

Dog owners paraded their furry friends down The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne during the Three Rivers Festival.

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 June 23, 1967: Downtown Fort Wayne is seen through a demolished wall over the stage of the former Scottish Rite Cathedral as the building at Washington Boulevard and Clinton was being razed. (Journal Gazette file photo)

June 23, 1967: Scottish Rite Cathedral razed on Washington

Downtown Fort Wayne is seen through the wall over the stage of the former Scottish Rite Cathedral on East Washington Boulevard on June...

January 13, 2022 1:00 am

 Jan. 1, 1962: Sledders set off from the top of the hill at Reservoir Park. Below, ice skaters can be seen on the frozen pond. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Jan. 1, 1962: Sledding at Reservoir Park

Hundreds of people headed to Reservoir Park on Jan. 1, 1962 for sledding and ice skating the day before school resumed.

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A team from Shambaugh flies their 15-foot-by-20-foot creation at the WOWO Kite Flying Contest on May 18, 1975.

May 18, 1975: Students fly a giant kite

Readers were asked to share fun captions for this photo.

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Rex Harris, 3, holds tight to an entry in the 4-H Fair cake competition in August 1962.

Aug. 7, 1962: The great cake caper

Rex Harris, then 3, grabbed an entry at the 4-H Fair cake competition and took a bite.

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Fred Schwalm, a nearby resident, examines a section of road that buckled in 3700 block of East State on July 21, 1960.

July 21, 1960: Road buckles in summer heat

Heat had built up in a 30-year-old slab of concrete in the 3700 block of East State, causing it to buckle.

December 30, 2021 1:00 am

 Oct. 20, 1957: Camalia Amburn of Fort Wayne and Gary Robert of LaGrange examine an oil painting by Joan Bell at the opening of the Local Artists Exhibit at Fort Wayne Museum of Art. (Journal Gazette file photos)

Oct. 20, 1957: Youngsters examine local art

The Local Artists Exhibit opened Oct. 20, 1957, at the Fort Wayne Art Museum. Winners of the show were announced at a tea that afternoon...

December 23, 2021 1:00 am

 In this photo dated July 27, 1960, Charley Cole works inside the Quick Freeze freezer at Borden's Ice Cream where treats were placed to harden. The freezer was kept at 30 degrees below zero, and workers could only be inside for about 15 minutes at a time. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 1960: Bundled up for work in ice cream plant freezer

Frosty temperatures aren't limited to the winter – or to outdoor locations.

December 16, 2021 1:00 am

 July 31, 1947: Boston Braves scout Ivan Kuester demonstrates how to hold a bat at the opening of the Braves' three-day baseball school. (Journal Gazette file photo)

July 31, 1947: Boston Braves scouts teach baseball school in city

Members of the Boston Braves organization held a three-day baseball school in Dwenger Park, starting on July 31, 1947.

December 9, 2021 1:00 am

 Oct. 12, 1949: Steeplejack Roy Rowan works atop the south steeple of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He was removing the nine-foot-tall cross and copper ball from the steeple's peak so they could be worked on. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Oct. 12, 1949: Steeplejack works atop Cathedral

Steeplejack Roy Rowan worked atop the steeples of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception removing the nine-foot-tall crosses and copper...

December 2, 2021 1:00 am

  • Nov. 25, 1950: Storm strikes area with heavy snow
  • Caption these photos from the JG archive
  • Nov. 27, 1957: Downtown Christmas lights lit
  • Nov. 1 and Dec. 7, 1948: First local women Army, Air Force enlistees sworn in for permanent, regular service
  • July 22, 1970: Processing books for FWCS
  • July 12, 1960: Excuse us! House coming through!
  • Oct. 28, 1975: Destroying moonshine still near Albion
  • Oct. 31, 1989: Students in Halloween parade
  • Oct. 30, 1957: Honoring inventor Philo T. Farnsworth
  • Nov. 12, 1975: Construction of enlisted barracks at Old Fort
  • Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, 1949: Snapshots of the news this week