Monthly Archives: August 2015

Reminder of a farm in former Stumptown area

Stumptown, in Union Township of Elkhart County, is one of those “ghost” communities today. It was never actually an incorporated town and at one time had a general store with a dance hall on the top floor and also a … Continue reading

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Remains of a mill operation in Palestine

State Road 25 going south out of Warsaw is a pleasant drive. A few miles south of Warsaw is the small unincorporated community of Palestine, still in Kosciusko County. Near SR 25 are remnants of an old grist mill operation. … Continue reading

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Abandoned road in Union Township of Elkhart County

Prior to the tour of Union Township historical sites last summer in Elkhart County, this abandoned road was pointed out to me. It is at the intersection of county roads 54 and 13 just north of U.S. Highway 6. Today, … Continue reading

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Reminder of a mint operation in Elkhart County

Have you ever chewed a stick of spearmint gum? Do you wonder where the mint came from? For several years, mint in various forms was grown extensively in northern Indiana. This photo shows the remains of a mint still on … Continue reading

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Stump homestead part of Union Township’s history

Last summer I had the opportunity to take a tour of selected historical sites in Union Township of Elkhart County. It was offered by the Elkhart County Historical Museum in Bristol. We stopped at several sites including the Daniel Stump … Continue reading

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