Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pleasant View Cemetery in Elkhart County

Cemeteries are a vital part of local history. Some of them are as old as the county they are located in. And the very earliest settlers can be found in the older cemeteries. Pleasant View Cemetery in Jefferson Township, Elkhart … Continue reading

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Railroad bridge gives glimpse into past

In October 2015 I was with a friend tracing an old railroad line and we came across something somewhat unexpected. Since the both of us were sort of “tuned in” to old railroad line remnants, we spotted this railroad bridge … Continue reading

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Old farmstead in rural Marshall County

Back in late October 2015 I met a friend for lunch in Plymouth and decided to drive back on the old Plymouth-Goshen Trail, a historic road and still named as such in Marshall County. As I was driving on the … Continue reading

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Former interurban depot in Garrett

Traces of interurban railway lines is another favorite of mine. Here’s another remnant of the Toledo and Chicago Interurban Railway. According to Craig Berndt’s book about the railway, this house on South Cowen Street in Garrett, which is in DeKalb … Continue reading

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