Monthly Archives: May 2016

Former Winona Interurban station in Mentone

One of the things in particular I enjoy researching and writing about is transportation history, particularly the electric interurban railways. Indiana had an extensive network of interurban lines second only to Ohio in the number of miles covered. One of … Continue reading

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Trail follows old railroad line in South Whitley

The Butler Branch, better known as the Eel River Railroad, connected Logansport and Butler in the state of Indiana. It roughly followed the route of the Eel River between the two towns. In 1901, the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad acquired the … Continue reading

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Site of Elkhart County’s first schoolhouse

There is no longer any structure or building, but at least the site is marked. Along County Road 44 west of Benton in Elkhart County is the site of the first schoolhouse in Elkhart County. Dean Garber, in his book … Continue reading

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Former Larwill High School gymnasium

Before consolidation started to take root in the 1960s, even very small towns had high schools. If you have ever driven by Larwill in Whitley County you know it easily fits the description of a small town. A very small … Continue reading

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Trace of a former county road in Noble County

A couple of years ago, I went to Noble County to talk with a farmer. While on his farm, I noticed a long lane leading back to a wooded area. Naturally I wanted to know more about it and he … Continue reading

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