Monthly Archives: June 2012

Restored LaPorte Train Depot

A train depot was, in some ways, similar to today’s community centers. People not only came there to board a train or meet someone arriving at the station, but also to catch up on the latest news. Often the mail … Continue reading

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Former carriage factory in Ligonier

Anyone familiar with transportation history knows the horse and buggy (or carriage also) was a very common form of transportation before the automobile. Until the automobile was firmly established, they often shared the roads with the horses and buggies. In … Continue reading

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Trestle for Former Erie RR

As noted before on this blog, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad still has several remnants left standing scattered in Wabash County. This old wooden railroad trestle, an engineering marvel, is about 2 to 3 miles west of State Road 15 in … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway remnant in LaPorte County

Unless you are looking for one or have seen an old map and know about where it should be, finding an old remnant of a highway is sometimes difficult. Here is a remnant of the old Lincoln Highway in LaPorte … Continue reading

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