Heritage Trail

Mondays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered

Join Tom Castaldi on an audio walk through Northeast Indiana's history. 

Fort Wayne is home to many inventions. Among them is the boss roaster, which was a major kitchen innovation in the 1800s and used often during the holidays.  Today on the Heritage Trail on WBOI, Tom Castaldi looks back on the history of the Fort Wayne Boss Roaster.   

The Heritage Trail is produced by Tom Castaldi.  You can hear it every Monday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on 89.1 WBOI.  

School is back in session for much of the region, and on this episode of The Heritage Trail we'll go back all the way back to 1857 when Fort Wayne Community Schools got its start.  

This week 131 years ago, League Park, known today as Headwaters Park, hosted the first professional evening baseball game under big league lights. WBOI’s Tom Castaldi from the Heritage Trail has that story. 

Lincoln Tower was Fort Wayne’s first skyscraper and turns 99 years old this month.    The Heritage Trail’s Tom Castaldi tells us about the founding and history of one of Fort Wayne’s most recognizable buildings.