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.
Who knows when the first Christmas tree came to the city, but Historian Tom Castaldi tells the tale of one that came on the canal.
Historian Tom Castaldi tells how this precedent-setting roadway came through Fort Wayne: the Lincoln Highway.
Historian Tom Castaldi traces how the paths quite literally carved into Northeast Indiana 10,000 years ago led to the region's development as a transportation hub.
The Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society counts among its founders Ross Lockridge Sr., giving us a connection to the mythical, literary Raintree County.
Valerius Armitage and his hard work helped build the canal.
Thomas Edison's time in Fort Wayne.
Allen County Historian Tom Castaldi reminds us how important the Great Lakes were (and are) in Fort Wayne's development.
The booming voice of WOWO radio has been heard far and wide.
Tom Castaldi makes sure we know the story of James Barnett.
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.
Photography by Christy Arbogast, Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted.