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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Flood Retention Walls

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By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
1. Flood Retention Walls Marker
Inscription.  The concrete retention walls at the north end of the plaza will help downtown Fort Wayne withstand future flooding when the rivers rise. They were constructed where sandbaggers and volunteers worked during the flood of 1982 to build a dike to protect the National Guard Armory and other buildings on this site. The flood protection walls, spanning both sides of the Headwaters Park Plaza, are dedicated to the people who helped Fort Wayne become known as the city that saved itself.
Erected 2001 by City of Fort Wayne and the Foellinger Foundation.
Location. 41° 5.078′ N, 85° 8.352′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on floodwall near the Festival Plaza in Headwaters Park, along Clinton Street. Park is located at 333 S. Clinton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fur Traders and the Military at Fort Wayne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headwaters Park
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(about 300 feet away); Miami Legend of the Sandhill Crane (about 400 feet away); Early Effort To Build A Park (about 400 feet away); The Floods (about 400 feet away); Little Turtle (about 400 feet away); The Wabash & Erie Canal (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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