Monthly Archives: October 2014

Pierceton Cubs once played on this hardwood

It won’t be much longer before battles will be waged on the hardwood in high school gyms in Indiana. The state has been referred to as “Hoosier Hysteria” when it comes to high school basketball. Before high schools were divided … Continue reading

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Abandoned road was part of Elkhart County Home property

Before government assistance programs, nursing homes, institutions and other facilities, there were county homes. Elkhart County Home was built in 1886 on land now used for Ox Bow County Park. It was a self supporting 113 acre farm and was … Continue reading

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Old alignment of County Road 31 in Elkhart County

One day while driving on County Road 22 between Goshen and Middlebury in Elkhart County I noticed this quite long lane coming off CR 22. Private driveways are connected to it. After checking old maps, sure enough I later discovered … Continue reading

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Donate to help restore former St. John’s Lutheran Church

You can donate funds to help restore a local historic landmark. The former St. John’s Lutheran Church was built in 1852 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, at the intersection of county roads 15 and 32. When a major storm blew … Continue reading

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Local Remnants is on Facebook

I have a Facebook page called “Local Remnants.” Here is a link for it, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Remnants/1474178889509184.

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Roots of Carol’s Corner date to early 1950s

Seasonal drive-in restaurants/ice cream stands are not so plentiful anymore. Most of them are family or locally owned and must compete with larger corporate chains. Here’s an example of one that has stood for several years in the small Whitley … Continue reading

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