Monthly Archives: February 2012

Old fence corner post

A common scene in rural areas at least a generation or two ago was livestock grazing in a field. Often these fields were fenced in and the fence was sometimes right up to a road right of way. Concrete posts … Continue reading

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Winona Interurban right of way marker

This appears to be an old right of way marker for the Winona Interurban Railway, an electric railway that carried passengers up until the 1930s and then on part of the line carried freight until the early 1950s. The marker … Continue reading

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Reminder of Syracuse-Milford Railway

Here’s another trace of the short line and short lived Syracuse-Milford Railway. Tracks were removed nearly 90 years ago but a few traces remain between Syracuse and Milford in Kosciusko County. This one is along Bowser Road, east of County … Continue reading

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Wabash Railroad met old trail

Several years ago, the Wabash Railroad crossed State Road 119 in Elkhart County. This photo shows the approximate location where they crossed paths. There is a slight rise in the state highway near County Road 7. Wabash Railroad was built … Continue reading

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Barn heritage depicted in art exhibit

I felt it necessary to put in a plug for an art exhibit at Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St., Elkhart in the downtown area. Gwen Gutwein, an artist based in Fort Wayne, has done a remarkable … Continue reading

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