Monthly Archives: March 2014

Greenwood Cemetery is a pioneer cemetery

Cemeteries are one of the very few existing links to the earliest settlement days. Some still have grave markers dating to as early as the 1830s, though of course┬ásome are no longer readable. One example of a pioneer days cemetery … Continue reading

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Wabash Railroad caboose at Topeka

It was for a long time associated with a train and distinctively brought up the rear of a train. A caboose, of course. What would a train have been without a caboose? Now we usually only see them on display … Continue reading

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Old road alignment in Elkhart County

Roads change and evolve through time as transportation needs and patterns change. For just one example, what is now State Road 15 in Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, north of Goshen, formerly known as the Goshen-Bristol Road, followed a route to … Continue reading

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Wabash Railroad remnant near New Paris

The Wabash Railroad came through Elkhart County on its route west to Chicago. One of the towns it passed through was New Paris, in the southern part of Elkhart County. Shown is what appears to be a private lane or … Continue reading

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Wyland historical marker in River Preserve County Park

This is a good example of why historical markers are sometimes needed. A good history trivia question for Elkhart County would be to ask what significance the Wyland brothers are to local history. Shown is a historical marker in the … Continue reading

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