News release from the History Center:
Captain Asa Fairfield to be Discussed at George R. Mather Sunday Lecture
(February 17, 2016) – Come hear the true life adventures of one of Fort Wayne’s Founding Fathers, Captain Asa Fairfield. His colorful life in the Nineteenth century took him from the shores of Maine to command at sea and service during the War of 1812. Captain Fairfield later moved to the rough-and-tumble town of Fort Wayne where he became a prosperous businessman, operator on the old Wabash & Erie Canal, as well as a civic leader, gentleman farmer and landowner.
Johnny Warren shares a biographical sketch of this Indiana legend in Captain on the Indiana Frontier: The Life and Times of Captain Asa Fairfield. This presentation takes place at the History Center Sunday, March 6 at 2:00pm. The George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series is free and open to the public.