On Monday, August 31, Arcadia Publishing will release Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne. This is the latest installment in the Legendary Locals imprint. Authors Randolph L. Harter and Craig S. Leonard are local authors who researched many notable families in Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne sits astride the confluence where the St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Rivers form the Maumee River. Though occupied for over 10,000 years, its modern history begins just over 200 years ago with Gen. Anthony Wayne and his Miami nemesis, Chief Little Turtle.
The pageant of Fort Wayne’s history includes traders, industrialists, politicians, athletes, and movie stars. Included here are such notables as Hollywood’s Carole Lombard and Shelley Long, Ian Rolland of Lincoln Life, Big Boy’s Alex Azar, gangster Homer Van Meter, football’s Rod Woodson, inventor Philo Farnsworth, and over 150 more.
Highlights of Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne include:
· A profile of 194 individuals from Miami Indian Chief Little Turtle to the city’s current movers and shakers.
· Profiles that provide a visual and historic snapshot of those responsible for the growth, culture and future of Fort Wayne.
Many historic people who have not been included in prior published works.
Where: Hyde Brothers Bookstore
When: September 12, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society
When: October 1, 2015
Where: Fort Wayne History Center
When: October 4, 2015
Where: Allen County Public Library Authors Fair
When: November 1, 2015