Monthly Archives: March 2018

Road once had a different alignment

In Whitley County, in Cleveland Township near South Whitley, just off State Road 205, is County Road 500 West. As shown in the photo, it crosses the Eel River. Going south, the road stops at Pook Road. I get curious … Continue reading

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Possible stagecoach stop near Claypool

When you read about local transportation history, it often involves the automobile and railroad. But one of the earliest forms of transportation was the stagecoach. We hear the word “stagecoach” and often think of the Old West, but stagecoaches were … Continue reading

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Rural church was built before 1900

There was a time when a rural church was considered a community gathering place. Especially in the days before automobiles, those who went to church typically attended the closest one. As one might imagine, travel was not as easy in … Continue reading

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Interurban remnant in Warsaw

The Winona Interurban Railway was an electric railway spanning from Goshen to Peru in Indiana. It began in the very early 1900s and its heyday was likely around 1910 or so, before World War I. Like most interurban lines, competition … Continue reading

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