Monthly Archives: October 2011

Yellowstone Trail

Yellowstone Trail was one of the first coast to coast roads in America. It was formed around 1912 or 1913 and came through northern Indiana. Shown is a stretch of the former Yellowstone Trail west of Larwill in Whitley County. … Continue reading

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Roadside stop

Some may be old enough to remember the roadside rest stops along the old federal highways or state highways. A few of the rest stops may have had a pay phone or public restrooms, but many simply had a picnic … Continue reading

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Valley Line Remnant

This hunk of concrete is a reminder of a railway line that existed more than 90 years ago. St. Joseph Valley Traction Co., known by some as the “Valley Line,” was a short-lived railway line. It was unusual in that … Continue reading

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Flint and Walling Building

Flint and Walling, still in business today in Kendallville in Noble County 1910 Building , traces its roots all the way back to 1854. It first carried the names Flint and Walling as of 1871. For many years, the company … Continue reading

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Windmill museum

Northern Indiana has a museum different from about any other museum in the region. Mid-America Windmill Museum is located on the east edge of Kendallville on Allen Chapel Road, just south of U.S. 6. Several different types of windmills are … Continue reading

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Car garage

Can you imagine a building such as this being used for a garage in today’s world? Likely not. But many years ago, when most families only had a single vehicle if they had one at all, it did serve as … Continue reading

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