Homewood Suite Fort Wayne

8621 US 24 WEST, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804, United States
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Where Uncle Sam is Buried

by riorich55

The current popular use of icons became prevalent when Apple Computers started using them on their first computers. Brand names became popular when trying to market products over 100 years ago. But one of the first brand names and icon came about during the War of 1812 in the United States, sometimes called the 2nd Revolutionary War.

A man by the name of Samuel Wilson was a successful meat packer who shipped his products to the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. On every one of his barrels of meat his crews stamped U.S. which he jokingly said stood for Uncle Sam. From that point forward the soldiers used to refer anything that was government issued as it coming from "Uncle Sam." As the story goes the name came to symbolize the federal government.

I wonder if Samuel Wilson knew he was such a trend setter.

Anyway, on the book I read on the Lincoln Highway it showed a picture of the grave of "Uncle Sam" Wilson located in the town of Merriam on the original Lincoln Highway and about 9 miles north of the current US 30. Part of the fun is trying to locate the grave which I found after about 5 minutes of searching.

If you can't read the marker from the picture here is what it says:

Soldier of 1812
Samuel Wilson
May 7, 1865
100 Years and 3 Days

He was a grand old man that Uncle Sam.

Fox Island County Park and Nature Preserve

by Ischyros

Fox Island County Park is the largest forested area remaining in Allen County. Located on the southwest side of Fort Wayne, it is bordered by the interstate on one side and railroad tracks on another. It's also close enough to the airport that jets with their landing gear down cruise low enough overhead you'll swear you can see the people inside. All of this will remind you that you're still in civilization (notice the nearby train in the picture), but it's still secluded enough that you can enjoy peace and quiet close to life in the big city. Several miles of hiking trails wander through the woods. There are picnic spots and swimming beaches, cross country skiing and bird watching. Fox Island is often considered Fort Wayne's best kept secret. To get to Fox Island, take I-69 to exit 102. Head west on U.S. 24 (Jefferson Blvd.) and turn left at the second stoplight (just past the Wendys) Follow that road past the stores and hotels, over the railroad tracks, across the interstate and eventually Fox Island County Park will appear on the left side of the road. Admission is $2 per person (NOTE: Possibly more with out-of-county liscense plates) and is often done on the honor system. I'm really curious how many people actually fill out the envelope and pay. The park is open 9AM-6PM October 1-April 30 and 9AM-8PM May 1-September 30. It's closed on Mondays. It occasionally opens early and sometimes stays open late during celestial events at the observatory.

meldia's new Fort Wayne Page

by meldia

I have lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, for 6 years. It is a nice place to live, work, and raise children. The standard of living is amoung the best in the country.
However, for the travel minded person, there is really not much to see and do in this area. The Wolrd is a wonderful place, don't stop in Fort Wayne for fun.


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