Monthly Archives: October 2015

Palestine Cemetery and church have long history

Palestine Cemetery and what is now Palestine Bible Church is a classic example of the old country church and cemetery next door. It used to be so common in rural areas, no one thought twice about it. The church, faintly … Continue reading

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Former Berlin School in Locke Township

One room schoolhouses were quite common in the 1800s and in to the early 1900s. They were typically spaced apart a certain length throughout each township in a county. At that time, they were overseen by the township trustee. Shown … Continue reading

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Former train station still standing in Three Oaks Michigan

During the pinnacle of railroad transportation one thing you could pretty much count on was seeing a train station even in a small town. Before the automobile, what came in or left a town was often by rail. Some of … Continue reading

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Miami-Erie Canal system came through New Bremen, Ohio

A break this week from local remnants. Last summer I was on a vacation trip with a friend and stopped in New Bremen, Ohio. We visited an interesting bicycle museum there and also I had a chance to stop by … Continue reading

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