Driveway led to a working farm

This may look like an abandoned, or at least little used, driveway, but there is some local history associated with it. The photo was taken from County Road 30, or Bashor Road, west of Old County Road 17 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County. This particular driveway led to what used to be a working farm. Although not shown in the photo, there is also a remnant of a grain silo still standing and which can be seen from Bashor Road when the leaves are off the trees. I was told Dallas Ganger and his family lived on the farm for a while. I’m sure others did at various times through the years. This particular Ganger family has deep roots in Elkhart County, but that’s another subject to deal with later. This property is part of the Bashor Children’s Home. They may have leased or rented the farm at one time, though I’m not sure to be honest. Usually there is a story to be told when remnants of farming are visible.

Bashor Road Remnants 005

Driveway off Bashor Road in Elkhart County.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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