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Allen County Survey

Located in the northeastern corner of Indiana, Allen County is home to many traditional artists working in and around the Fort Wayne area. In this section, you can learn about the Miami Nation of Indiana, historical reenactment groups that use centuries-old artisanal techniques, local artists who work metal with their hands, and many other artists of diverse backgrounds. Find out how quilts can tell a story, why stained glass is a dangerous business, and the reason why Amish dolls have no faces.

The "Artists and Their Stories" section contains full-length interviews with all of the artists and time summaries to help readers follow along. Start here if you would like to get a brief glance at the artists of Allen County, or stay longer and listen to their life stories in depth.

Allen County was part of the I-69 Heritage Corridor project from 2005-2006. Portions of this material were also used in the website www.folktraditions.com and to develop folklife programs for the region.

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