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Its creation was also thanks, in part, to the state which passed an act earlier that year on January 25th stipulating a railroad should be constructed between those points in place of a wagon road.
Clockwise from top: Downtown Fort Wayne skyline, Chief Jean-Baptiste de Richardville House, John Chapman's grave in Johnny Appleseed Park, Dr. Memorial Bridge, Embassy Theatre, and Historic Fort Wayne.
Aviation arrived in 1919 with the opening of the city's first airport, Smith Field.
The airport served as Fort Wayne's primary commercial airfield until Baer Field (now Fort Wayne International Airport) was transferred to the city in 1947 after serving as a military base during World War II.
The Miami tribe established its settlement of Kekionga at the confluence of the Maumee, St. The French built Fort Miami in 1697 as part of a group of forts and trading posts built between Quebec and St. In 1721, a few years after Bissot's death, Fort Miami was replaced by Fort St. Increasing tension between France and Great Britain developed over control of the territory.
In 1760, France ceded the area to Britain after its forces in North America surrendered during the Seven Years' War, known on the North American front as the French and Indian War.
This area at the confluence of rivers was long occupied by successive cultures of indigenous peoples. It was the capital of the Miami nation and related Algonquian tribes.With an estimated population of 264,488 in 2016, making it the second-most populous city in Indiana after Indianapolis, and the 76th-most populous city in the United States.It is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, consisting of Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, a combined population of 419,453 as of 2011.Despite his belief, Brooks still felt the railroad could aid watercraft by operating as part of an intermodal network.This led to the New Albany & Salem Rail Road's (NA&S) organization in the spring of 1847 (made official by Indiana Governor James Whitcomb on July 31st as a recognized corporation) to connect New Albany with Salem.
By 1935, the New Deal's WPA put over 7,000 residents back to work through local infrastructure improvements, including the construction of new parks, bridges, viaducts, and a $5.2 million sewage treatment facility.