Monthly Archives: December 2019

Valley Line came through Bonneyville Mill area

Here’s another post about the former St. Joseph Valley Railway, also known as the “Valley Line.” This electric interurban railway was an example of sometimes what happened with interurban railways. Big dreams were met with harsh reality and finances couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farmhouse in Elkhart County dates to 1840s

When I drive by an old farmhouse, particularly one that is no longer occupied, I start wondering what the history of that farmhouse is. Perhaps my mind works in strange ways, but I’ve often found there is a story behind … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pleasant Valley Cemetery is near Middlebury

I know I’ve said this before, but the combination of a rural church and a cemetery next to it used to be much more common than it is now. Although obviously cemeteries are still there, quite often the church has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

House in South Whitley dates to 1860s

This beautiful house in South Whitley has some significant history. It is located on North State Street, also State Road 5, and not far from the railroad tracks. The house was built in 1869 by Dr. Caleb Edwards, who came … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Concrete marker evidence of property ownership

I’ve seen several of these concrete markers, some of them different in size, and became curious about them. This one is in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery on County Road 8 in York Township, Elkhart County, not far from Middlebury. These … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment