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Historic Photos of Fort Wayne
At the centennial of its founding by General Anthony Wayne in 1794, the city of Fort Wayne could boast prosperity and rapid growth as a leading industrial center of the Midwest. By the start of World War I, it had become the second largest city in Indiana.78% (11)
The images collected here offer a comprehensive look into the history of this remarkable city. From the Wabash & Erie Canal at Summit City to the Nickel Plate Railroad, from the Johnny Appleseed marker in Swinney Park to the International Harvester truck plant, and from the Aveline Hotel to the Lincoln Bank Tower, Historic Photos of Fort Wayne captures unique and rare scenes of Fort Wayne through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs.
Published in striking black and white, these images communicate the historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique metropolis. Historic Photos of Fort Wayne is sure to captivate anyone curious about the city's past, from the student of history to the local history buff.
Steinmetz Hall, Valparaiso Technical Institute, circa 1960 - Valparaiso, Indiana
Steinmetz Hall, Valparaiso Technical Institute Valparaiso, Indiana Date: Circa 1960 Source Type: Postcard Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Nancy Ek Ferguson (#111020) Postmark: None Collection: Steven R. Shook Remark: Steinmetz Hall, Valparaiso Technical Institute. This dorm features several study lounges, a stereo listening room, a table-tennis room, a weight-lifting room, a room for working on electronic equipment, and a TV lounge. The dorm is furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting and is air-conditioned. Campus living is considered an integral part of a young man's education at Valpo Tech. The Dodge Institute of Telegraphy was initially established as a department of the Northern Indiana Normal School in 1874 by G. A. Dodge. At that time, Dodge was employed as telegrapher of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad and saw opportunity in better educating future telegraphers. Reorganized by Dodge and F. R. Lunbeck in 1891, the school flourished and became the largest telegraph and railway instruction institution in the United States. As radio entered the scene, training in "wireless" communication was added to the curriculum of the institute. Dr. J. B. Hershman purchased the Dodge Institute in 1939 and moved the campus to the site formerly occupied by Pitkin-Brooks and L. E. Myers companies at Center Street and West Lincolnway. Following World War II, the Dodge Institute was renamed the Valparaiso Technical Institute. Valparaiso Technical Institute went defunct in April of 1991, ending 117 years of operation.Packard reed organ
Manufactured by The Fort Wayne Organ Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty-bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster. John Wayne, Henry Fonda and many familiar supporting players from master director John Ford's "stock company" saddle up for the first film in the director's famed cavalry trilogy (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande are the others). Roughhouse camaraderie, sentimental vignettes of frontier life, massive action sequences staged in Monument Valley - all are part of Fort Apache. So is Ford's exploration of the West's darker side. Themes of justice, heroism and honor that Ford would revisit in later Westerns are given rein in this moving, thought-provoking film that, even as it salutes a legend, gives reasons to question it.Related topics:
John Ford's 1948 classic stars John Wayne as a Cavalry officer used to doing things a certain way out West at Fort Apache. Along comes a rigid, new commanding officer (Henry Fonda) who insists that everything on his watch be done by the book, including dealings with local Indians. The results are mixed: greater discipline at the fort, but increased hostilities with the natives. Ford deliberately leaves judgments about the wisdom of these changes ambiguous, but he also allows plenty of room in this wonderful film for the fullness of life among the soldiers and their families--community rituals, new romances--to blossom. Fonda, in an unusual role for him, is stern and formal as the new man in charge; Wayne is heroic as the rebellious second; Victor McLaglen provides comic relief; and Ward Bond is a paragon of sturdy and sentimental masculinity. All of this is set against the magnificent, poetic topography of Monument Valley. This is easily one of the greatest of American films. --Tom Keogh
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