In 1974, the city administration formed the Weed Control office to field complaints and do something about them. One way they tackled the problem areas was weed crews, a group of more than 20 young people hired to clear land of what were seen…
The Journal Gazette marked its 160th anniversary on May 2, 2023. Here is a collection of front pages from the newspaper's archive.
A chronological list of more than 280 History Journal features and other stories of historical interest from the Fort Wayne area.
For several decades, Franke Park was home to a soap box derby track where hundreds of local children competed to see who could get to the bottom of the hill first as gravity pulled at their small cars.
The city's first "tot-lot" for pre-school children opened mid-August 1949 in Weisser Park.
The maple syrup season was drawing to a close at the start of April 1947, but work was still underway at the Samuel Rosbrugh sugar camp where there were about 1,100 trees tapped in the 33 acre woods.
David Jones printed the Fort Wayne Gazette's first edition on May 2, 1863, with a weekly edition printed two days later. The Fort Wayne Weekly Journal was launched in December 1868. When the Gazette was put up for sale in spring 1899, it was …
A streak was broken May 26, 1947, when a local woman correctly answered all six right-or-wrong questions on "Dr. I.Q." to win $1,000 on the touring competition's opening night in Fort Wayne.
Members of the Elmhurst Garden Club gathered in early June 1964 to prepare living decorations for the final graduation ceremony in Elmhurst High School's gymnasium. Subsequent classes were set to be graduated from Memorial Coliseum.
"Smile – Think Spring." That's the message this rather large frog wanted to share downtown as it hopped around on March 17, 1978.
Instead of focusing on one event or subject, it's interesting sometimes to take a broader look at daily life in the city. For this edition of History Journal, we're turning the clock back 50 years to this week in 1973.