Interurban line never materialized in Syracuse

Go to the Syracuse Cemetery in Kosciusko County and almost immediately after entering look to the right. You will see what is shown in the photo. In the early 1900s a proposed electric interurban railway line that would have come through Syracuse never actually materialized. Some track was laid and part of the grading work was completed, but the line was a victim of a lack of funding. Deadlines could not be met so the project fizzled out. Such was common in that time when ideas were often poorly planned and underfunded.



About historynut11

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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