SUMMIT CITY HISTORY NOTES
Quest Club anthology reflects Fort Wayne's history
By RICHARD BATTIN
The book's dust cover says it best:
''Since 1911, the Fort Wayne lecture society known as the Quest Club has
gathered once a week to hear research papers by its members.
"With boundless curiosity and keen intelligence, the Quest Club membership
has investigated history, philosophy, science, politics, the arts, business,
human behavior, whatever the past has held or the future may bring."
More than 2,000 papers were presented during the club's 83-year history.
In Fort Wayne's Bicentennial Year (1994), the club first presented 16 of those
papers in a new book, "The Quest for Fort Wayne, An Anthology of the History
of Fort Wayne."
The book ($21.95) is available at Little Professor Book Company at
Covington Plaza, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and the Allen County-Fort Wayne
Topics and personalities covered include:
The Miami Nation; Hugh McCulloch; the beginnings of Fort Wayne's banking
industry; Fort Wayne in 1900.
How Fort Wayne streets were named; the Interurban transportation system;
the history of newspapers in Fort Wayne; 20th century industrialists.
Mayors William J. Hosey and Harry Baals; the early days of Lincoln Life;
the Amish of Allen County; Fort Wayne's place in the music world; Fort Wayne
artists of note; and the future of Fort Wayne's industry.
--Sept. 7, 1994