Monthly Archives: September 2011

Property boundary marker

Now used by Norfolk Southern, the railway line running north and south through New Paris in Elkhart County was once known as the Big Four, or the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. It was acquired by New York … Continue reading

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Correction

I need to make a correction to a post made April 3rd concerning remnants of an old Wabash Railroad bridge in Millersburg, Elkhart County. It crossed the New York Central Railroad, not the Big Four. The New York Central line … Continue reading

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Interlocking tower foundation

Interlocking towers were once used at a busy location of a main railroad line to centralize signals. As technology improved, they were no longer needed and signals were controlled from elsewhere. Shown is part of the foundation for an interlocking … Continue reading

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The old red barn

Fall harvest season is very near and what is one of the things coming to mind when thinking of symbols associated with farming? Farm barns, of course. Many of them were built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. But … Continue reading

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Cemetery walk

Did you know one of the best ways to learn more about local history is to visit a cemetery? For the fifth year in a row, the North Webster Public Library in Kosciusko County is holding a Cemetery Walk at … Continue reading

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It was the real thing

Coca-Cola has been an American icon for several decades and for a while was bottled locally in Goshen. If you went to school in Goshen or the surrounding area in the 1950s or so you may recall taking a field … Continue reading

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