THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 7 in photos

1956 - The annual livestock auction brought the Allen County 4-H fair to a close Aug. 7, 1956. At the fair, many boys and girls, members of area 4-H clubs, won cash awards, trips, trophies, medals, jewelry and plaques - rewards for their hard work for everything from championship animals and farm produce to clean pens and food preparation.
1993 - Corn fans scramble for the best of the day's fresh pick at Schmucker's.
1993 -Gary Jones, left, and Richard Braun of Marks Garden Center team up to find out why a troubled mower won't shut off after being started.
1995 - Mike Williamson of City Utilities Maintenance Services digs up parts of Clinton Street after a water line broke yesterday morning.
1995 - Frank Kelly concentrates while putting the finishing touches on the face.
1997 - Who will go home with the totem? North Side High School football player Shawn White, left, hold the coveted totem pole while South Side High School football player Landon Braun makes a reach for it.
1998 - City water that has gone through only one stage of four treatment shows up yellow in this test when coliform bacteria is present.
2001 - Helene Dillinger, left, and Lisa Hooley of Rochester, IN, shop for His Kids Preschool at United Art and Education, 4111 N. Clinton Ave. The two make two supply runs a year to the store.
2002 - Kevin Manning and Amy Halbert install new school signs outside Indian Village Elementary Wednesday afternoon. These new highly reflective signs are an effort by the City to increase public safety, and will be installed at about 25 schools this year.
2003 - AEP Line Mechanic Josh Pauley, right, guides a new utility pole into its hole as Justin White, left, helps watch the pole. The new poles were being installed along E. Paulding Road as part of a road widening project.
2006 - The Fort Wayne Derby Girls run through bouts during practice on Monday at Roller Dome North.
2007 - Franke Park Day Camp staff members (with torches) lead campers in an Indian Prayer during the Franke Park Day Camp's 61st Annual Big Pow-Wow Tuesday evening.
2009 - A.J. Shinn, left, and neighbor Logan Till enjoy the Shinns' treehouse, which is built around a huge Maple.
2012 - Mark Walker, of Fort Wayne, watches on as fans get their opportunity to have their photograph taken with the Stanley Cup at the HOPE for Animals fundraiser.
2014 - A woman who did not want her name used, shakes her fist in time to a protest chant Thursday evening. Around 100 people gathered on the Allen County Courthouse Green to show their support to end the violence in Gaza. The group chanted slogans while cars driving by either honked their support or ignored them.
2017 - After Betty Watson, 83, front right, had a stroke 10 years ago, she moved in with her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Deb Watson. Deb is at front left. Betty had been the caregiver for her daughter Ann, 41, to the right of Betty, so Ann moved into the Watsons’ New Haven home when Betty did. Ann has Down syndrome and has growing care needs, too. Deb Watson works two nursing jobs and is among a rising percentage of women, as well as men, who daily juggle caregiving and work. Mike’s daughter Alyvia Heiser, far side of table, comes several days a week to help out and brings along her two children, Adalya, 5, next to her, and Bennett, 11 months, who is hidden from view behind Deb Watson.

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