Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cathcart Cemetery-Bristol

If not for a sign indicating its name and historical significance, few would probably know or realize the Cathcart Cemetery in Bristol even exists. A small white fence surrounds the cemetery, located a little north of State Road 120 in … Continue reading

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Valley Line remnant

Along the south side of State Road 120, particularly in the stretch between Elkhart and Bristol in Elkhart County, is a visible reminder of the old St. Joseph Valley Traction Company, often referred to as simply the “Valley Line.” A … Continue reading

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Clay Township One-Room Schoolhouse

It may be difficult for some to comprehend, but buildings such as this one once served as a school for all 12 grades. Quite a few of the old rural one-room schoolhouses still stand, such as the one shown here … Continue reading

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Historic Episcopal church

Churches were among the earliest buildings built when the first settlers cleared the land in northern Indiana. Shown is a church in Bristol, Elkhart County, that doesn’t date back to the arrival of the first settlers but it’s fairly close. … Continue reading

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