Allen County Historian Tom Castaldi, a retired Essex vice president, hosts "On the Heritage Trail," which is broadcast at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. Mondays on WBOI, 89.1 FM, and "Historia Nostra" heard on WLYV-1450 AM.
Fort Wayne is home to the Breathalyzer, Historian Tom Castaldi tells the tale.
Historian Tom Castaldi tells the story of Angeline Chapeteau Peltier Griswold.
It's time for another challenging local history quiz from the files of Allen County Historian Tom Castaldi. Don't peek at the answers until you've really tried your best!
Historian Tom Castaldi describes how William Fleming's grand house on West Berry defined how Christmas came to be celebrated in Fort Wayne 150 years ago.
Not all that long ago, Fort Wayne cooks would have been proud to trust the Thanksgiving turkey to their Boss Roaster, Historian Tom Castaldi says.
Historian Tom Castaldi tells the story of how three Revolutionary War heroes came to be memorialized in Ohio.
Historian Tom Castaldi reveals what the commute to school was like when the canal was the way to Fort Wayne.
Historian Tom Castaldi tells the story of our two Tarzans of Indiana.
Did you know how deep The Four Freshmen's roots are around here? Historian Tom Castaldi gives the details.
Was there a squirrel invasion or wasn't there? Historian Tom Castaldi weighs the evidence.
Historian Tom Castaldi traces the triumphs and tragedies that happened at the site of Fort Wayne's first playground.
In Francis Comparet’s story, Historian Tom Castaldi illustrates Fort Wayne’s transformation from wilderness trading post to emerging city.
Historian Tom Castaldi tells the story of Blue Cast Springs, which is in the news now as ACRES Land Trust’s newest preserve.
Historian Tom Castaldi explains what George Washington has to do with the beginnings of the Wabash-Erie Canal.
We see a bright and wonderful past through the eyes of Historian Tom Castaldi as he tells the story of electrifying Fort Wayne’s Christmas.
Photography by Bianca Hecht and Tara Froelich and submitted
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted
Photography by Tara Froelich and submitted
Photography by Bianca Hecht and Tara Froelich and submitted.
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, and submitted