Monthly Archives: April 2016

Reminder of an important portage in Fort Wayne

During the late summer of 2014, I was with two friends riding a bike trail in Fort Wayne. We started in Rockhill Park on the west side of Fort Wayne. The trail we rode on follows part of the old … Continue reading

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Site of former Woodrow School in Fulton County

Two years ago, while on a summer vacation, I took a local trip and decided to drive a stretch of the old Michigan Road between Rochester and Plymouth. Today that road is known as Old US 31 (the oldest version … Continue reading

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Remnant of ‘Valley Line’ near Bristol

History of electric interurban railway lines can, generally speaking, be divided into three categories. Those that survived for several years, those which were never even built and those somewhere in between. The St. Joseph Valley Railway, more commonly referred to … Continue reading

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It was once the Logansport-White Pigeon Road

Of course it goes without saying much has changed in the state road system since the early days of statehood for Indiana. In the 1830s, for example, waterways were still likely the most efficient means of transportation. Trains did not … Continue reading

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