Admittedly, I have posted a lot on this blog about old alignments of roads, whether county, state or federal. From my perspective, when put together they help solve the puzzle of our past. They also show, again when pieced together, the traffic patterns of the past. Shown is a photo of an old alignment of U.S. Highway 6 in Marshall County, west of Nappanee. The pic was taken facing to the west and not far from where the Plymouth-Goshen Trail (a historic road itself) intersects Highway 6. Note the shape of the roadbed off in the distance, though obviously the grass has hidden it to a certain degree. Highway 6 was built in roughly the early 1930s during a period of significant road construction not only in Indiana, but also nationally. Road projects put a lot of people to work who had lost jobs during the Great Depression. The highway has been altered off and on through the years. But here is at least one remaining piece of the past of a heavily traveled highway in northern Indiana.