Monthly Archives: April 2015

McClintic Road was the first route around south end of lake

Those familiar with the south end of Lake Wawasee know the way to access it now off State Road 13 is to turn east on County Road 1000N. Then you turn south on County Road 800E, which curves around and … Continue reading

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Traces of long ago abandoned electric railway line

One of my favorite topics to write about, if not the favorite, when it comes to local history is electric interurban lines. Relatively speaking, they didn’t carry passengers for very long compared to other forms of transportation, but the interurban … Continue reading

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Old garage a sign of Leesburg’s past

Leesburg is a small town in Kosciusko County just north of Warsaw. Heavy automobile traffic passes through everyday on State Road 15. What is now SR 15 is also Main Street in Leesburg. This garage, built in 1901 according to … Continue reading

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Stone structure a reminder of the canal era

The Wabash-Erie Canal was a major step forward for northern Indiana. It opened up trade and commerce in areas previously with little or no access. As one could imagine, it was a major undertaking to build considering the equipment was … Continue reading

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