The Rebirth of Fort Wayne History: The Seventies.


By Ginger Mueller

YOU KNOW YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL IN THE 70's IF: You wore that rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest and down the other. You made baby chocolate cakes in your Holly Hobbie Easy Bake Oven. You washed them down with The Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. You had that Fisher Price Doctor's kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. After training with these tools you became an expert at the game of "operation". You owned a schwin bicycle with a floral banana seat and a basket.

Picture courtesy of Allen County Library.

A picture of Rudisill Avenue taken in 1973.

Picture courtesy of Allen County Library.

The construction of the Fort Wayne National Bank with "fort" tower taken in 1974.

Picture courtesy of Allen County Library.

In 1976 a replica of last Fort was contructed on Spyrun Avenue. 1812 era pioneer live was demostrated durning the early years of the Fort.

Maumee-Wabash Portage: The Glorious Gate.

Fort Miamis: The First European Settlers
Historic Fort Wayne: The Great American Outpost
Wabash and Erie Canal:The Great Waterway.
Johnny Appleseed: The Pioneer Spirit
The American Civil War: Fort Wayne's Soldiers.
Arrival Of Locomotives:The Canal's Demise.
The Rise of Industry: Fort Wayne's Revolution.
The Management of Progress:The Prewar Years.
The War to End All Wars: Patriotism and Fervor.
The Promise of Hope: The Depression Years.
Great Strides in Industry: World War Two.
High School Proms & Cherry Sodas: The Fifties.
The Coming of Age: Fort Wayne in the Sixties.
A new Sense of Direction & Growth: The Eighties.
The Bicentennial of Fort Wayne: 200 Years of Prosperity.
The Year 2000: Reflections and Great Expectations.

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