Laura E. Smith

Associate Professor of Art History, Michigan State University

Monthly Archives : July 31, 2020

When the Culture Wars Hit Fort Wayne

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My mother grew up in Ft. Wayne, IN. My grandparents moved there from Illinois in the 1940s (I think). I never heard or even thought about who the namesake of the city was in all the years I visited this place. I was grateful to lend my voice in a small way last year (2019), among that of many other regional scholars, to support the Miami Tribe’s historical perspective on “Mad Anthony” Wayne and the origins of the city. Read the article to find out why. I haven’t visited since grandma died. When I can travel again, I’d like to take a trip to this place with my renewed vision. …..

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