Monthly Archives: October 2016

Old church building in Elkhart County

The Providence Primitive Baptist Church was organized Oct. 5, 1850, in Elkhart County with five members. In 1852 a parcel of land was purchased from Sam Hoover and a church building was erected in 1852. That is when the original … Continue reading

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‘Ghost’ community in Marshall County

Last year I was with a group of friends and, among other stops, we stopped to take a brief look at what was once a small community in Walnut Township, Marshall County. Originally platted in 1866 by proprietor Frederick Stair … Continue reading

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Short lived railway between Syracuse and Milford

Railroad history is interesting to me and northern Indiana has plenty of it. Several railroad lines have been abandoned, but were important in the history of transportation locally. One such railway never carried any passengers (though that was apparently promised … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway remnant in Allen County

The Lincoln Highway is one of the most historical highways in all of the United States. And Indiana is immersed in that history because the road came through the Hoosier State. If you drive on U.S. 33 between Ligonier and … Continue reading

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Old State Road 15 in New Paris

In the much earlier days of state highways, it was very common for those roads to go through the middle of a town or city. One example is the original version of State Road 15 in Indiana, known today as … Continue reading

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