Monthly Archives: September 2014

Goshen Sash & Door produced for 133 years

It sits quiet and empty now along the railroad tracks just south of U.S. 33 or Madison Street in Goshen and stretching to Purl Street. But for 133 years, Goshen Sash and Door Company was a major manufacturer and employer … Continue reading

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Former Pumpkinvine bridge still a bridge

Admittedly, if you are not looking for it, you likely won’t notice this used to be a railroad bridge. You actually have to stop and walk around and look at the old wooden support beams still in place underneath the … Continue reading

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County road was an alternate SR 13 route

As towns and rural areas grow and the population shifts, road needs change too. Roads have evolved through the years. Shown is an example of this. What is now County Road 43 in Elkhart County was once an alternate route … Continue reading

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Former schoolhouse now a home in Vistula

One-room schoolhouses were scattered throughout townships many years ago. Depending on the township, you could usually find a school every couple of miles or so at the most. Before busing, many walked to school or rode a horse or a … Continue reading

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Customers were steered to the Steer Inn

When people remember the past, it’s fairly common an outstanding restaurant or eatery comes to mind. Those are not so easy to find. I’ve heard several positive comments about the former Steer Inn restaurant. It was a steakhouse located along … Continue reading

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