Site of former Bristol interurban station

Bristol, Elkhart County, was a stop on the route of the St. Joseph Valley Traction Company interurban line. The station was located about where this bank is on State Road 120 just east of State Road 15. The “Valley Line” was short lived, never completely finished, only partially electrified and was out of service before 1920. It paralleled what is now 120 to the south between Elkhart and Bristol then went down the middle of the street in Bristol before curving back to the south east of Bristol.

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My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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