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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.

Another barn within the town of Milford

First of all, I want to wish everyone who looks at this blog a Happy Easter! This week I’m posting something on a third barn I found within the town limits of Milford in Kosciusko County. This one is located … Continue reading

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Dierdorff Cemetery has quite the history

And here’s yet one more example of local history being shown in a cemetery. Dierdorff Cemetery is on State Road 15 on the south end of Goshen near the Goshen College campus. As the name implies, many of the Dierdorff … Continue reading

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Old barn a picture of Milford’s past

Back in December I posted information about an old horse stable or barn in the town of Milford. Here’s another one I found in Milford. It is located on Catherine Street between James and East streets. This is on the … Continue reading

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Eel River Cemetery in Kosciusko County

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I believe it bears repeating. The combination of a rural cemetery and church is not so common these days. Many of the churches have closed and the buildings have been removed. But there are … Continue reading

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Trace of a former mill in Baintertown

Long ago, there was a community known as Baintertown in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, north of New Paris. There were a few businesses in Baintertown including a store and a few mills. I’ve seen an old photo of the woolen … Continue reading

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Building in Michigan was a carriage house

A trip a few years ago in the summer of 2016 just across the border in Michigan proved to be very interesting for a history buff like myself. On a stop in Cass County, Michigan, I toured the Bonine House. … Continue reading

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Spillway a reminder of county’s past

In 2017, I posted something about the Benton Spillway in Elkhart County. It is now part of the River Preserve County Park. More specifically near County Road 31 and also the small community of Benton. At one time in the … Continue reading

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Former Union Chapel Church in Elkhart County

When you take a drive through the countryside, you are less likely now to see the combination of a country church and cemetery. What was once much more common is now not so common due to development and other factors … Continue reading

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Inbody Cemetery in Harrison Township

Here’s another of the very old pioneer cemeteries in Elkhart County. It bears repeating there is a gold mine of history to be found in cemeteries. This is the Inbody Cemetery, also known as the Harrison Chapel Cemetery, on County … Continue reading

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Another old Michigan Road alignment

Last week I posted an original alignment of the Michigan Road in Marshall County near Plymouth. This week I have one from St. Joseph County. I believe this is somewhere near LaPaz. As I recall the old alignment comes off … Continue reading

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