Monthly Archives: June 2013

Livery barn in Markle

Before the automobile came and changed transportation, livery stables served a very useful purpose. They could be boarding places for horses or a place to rent a horse for transportation. Horses, of course, were valuable commodities at one time. Shown … Continue reading

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Hall family farm barn in Clunette

The Hall family has owned farmland on the edge of the tiny unincorporated community of Clunette, Kosciusko County, since the 1830s. Clunette is located in Prairie Township. This English style barn was built in the 1870s by the Amish. It … Continue reading

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Former Phil’s Garage in New Paris

In the days before self-service gas pumps and convenience stores, gas stations and garages were more in abundance, even in smaller towns. Shown is the former Phil’s Garage in New Paris, Elkhart County. It was located on State Road 15 … Continue reading

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Erie RR bridge near Huntington

The Erie Lackawanna Railroad passed through Huntington County on its way west to Chicago. Shown is a remnant of a bridge across County Road 700 North northwest of Huntington and east of State Road 5. The railroad line was abandoned … Continue reading

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Goshen-Bristol Road

For a very long time before it became State Road 15, the stretch between Goshen and Bristol in Elkhart County was known as the Goshen-Bristol Road. The road dates to the 1830s but had a different route then. It was … Continue reading

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