Bracken Road in Huntington County

Plank roads were one of the earliest methods of building roads, particularly as a way to get through swampy land. Logs were laid side by side to form what were bumpy roads. Bracken Road in Huntington County, a few miles north of Huntington, is the remaining portion of a plank road built in the 1850s from Huntington to Liberty Mills. It runs at an angle west from State Road 5 to State Road 105. Of course the road is paved now.



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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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2 Responses to Bracken Road in Huntington County

  1. J.Harmon says:

    Discovered your site as the recommendation of someone on a Google+ site called Indiana Outdoors. I am looking for one-room schools in Indiana for a photo project I am starting. Keep up the interesting articles about No. Indiana. Thanks for your efforts!!

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