Monthly Archives: August 2011

Former State Road 13 Alignment

When driving on one of the state roads or old federal highways in Indiana, sometimes when the road curves, even if only slightly, you will notice an old alignment of it nearby. Such is the case with this old alignment … Continue reading

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School was in session

It was known as the Mock School when children from the nearby rural area would walk or possibly ride a horse or even a mule to school. One room schoolhouses were in abundance in rural Indiana, depending on which part … Continue reading

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Long standing commercial building

On the southwest corner of Main and Huntington (State Road 13) in uptown Syracuse stands the oldest commercial building in the town. It was built in 1874 and has been home to a grocery store, tavern, etc., and is presently … Continue reading

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Meeting history in person

Friday afternoon, I had a chance to meet a 100 year old man. Dan Groff lives just north of Claypool in Kosciusko County. He was born in 1911 before World War I started and when buggies and wagons were still … Continue reading

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Old alignment of State Road 120

This bridge across the Pigeon River in LaGrange County is part of a 1920s alignment of State Road 120 no longer in use. It is a little south of the present alignment of the state road, and west of the … Continue reading

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