THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 8 in photos

1957 - The first steam locomotive arrived in Fort Wayne in 1852. One of the last, Lake Erie & Fort Wayne steam locomotive No. 1, was originally built for the Wabash Railroad in 1906. It was leased to the LE&FtW subsidiary in 1954, after all other Wabash steam locomotives had been retired, and was used until 1957. Here, the Nickel Plate's 300-ton-capacity steam crane lifts the locomotive May 8, 1957, to put it on a truck for its final trip - to Swinney Park.
1957 = Lake Erie & Fort Wayne steam locomotive No. 1 worked the steel mill on Taylor Street and other west-end industries until its retirement in 1957. Here it rides on a flatbed truck May 8, 1957, on its final journey, to a permanent "station" in Swinney Park. The locomotive's tender was uncoupled from the engine and also moved to the park, on a separate truck.
2001 - Lindsey Cobb of Homestead goes over the bar during the high jump Competition at the NHC Meet in Columbia City Tuesday.
2003 - Jami Colone, Bishop Dwenger High School student, working at Old Crown Coffee Roasters, Thursday.
2004 - Lisa McClellan of the United States Post Office Hazelwood Branch loads a bag of food into her mail van Saturday. Collecting food was part of the Annual Stamp Out Hunger collection drive.
2009 - Fort Wayne Komets fans dressed for the occasion on Friday and a sellout crowd turner out to watch the Komets claim the Turner Cup at Memorial Coliseum. Counter clockwise from top left: Seth, 5, Hayden, 7, and Quincy Cains, 22 mo.; Tom Wisniewski; Kay and Jeff Fabini; Carroll Henry, Peg Smith, Peg Sherman, 91, Tina Mohr and Melanie Reeg; Victoria Ebbing; Dwight McCann.
2010 - From left, Fort Wayne Komets MAt Syroczynski, Guy Dupuis and P.C. Drouin celebrate Dupuis' third-period game-winning goal that gave the Komets a 3-2 win over the Flint Generals in Saturday's Turner Cup championship series opening game at Memorial Coliseum.
2014 - This runner sculpture is also a bike rack that's part of the Sculpture with a Purpose public art project by IPFW to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
2015 - A family gathers off the beaten path looking at the natural habitat at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, during the 2015 Earth Day celebrations in Fort Wayne.
2015 - Pediatric patients at Lutheran Children's Hospital had the pleasure of knocking down a brick wall during the announcement of the third floor renovations plans Thursday at Lutheran Hospital.The $4 million renovation will bring all inpatient pediatric services to the same floor including the pediatric intensive care unit.

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