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KKK is focus of history presentation on March 28

The last weekend in March, the Willennar Genealogy Center: A Service of Eckhart Public Library will be holding an educational presentation on the history of the Ku Klux Klan. Attendees will learn about Klan history, with a specific focus on … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday! The Irene Byron Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the John Martin Smith Collection

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! In the early 1900s, the city of Fort Wayne faced an alarming medical threat. Tuberculosis was spreading rapidly, claiming 122 lives in 1909 alone. … Continue reading

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