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Former garage building in Goshen

Several years ago there were not only more gas stations in most towns, but also more car dealers too. Obviously that has changed and today we typically find fewer of both. Shown in the photo is a building that once … Continue reading

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Trace of the old Pennsylvania Railroad

A few years ago I took a vacation trip to see some people I knew from my childhood days. I grew up in the small town of Centerville, Indiana, east of Indianapolis along U.S. Highway 40, the old National Road. … Continue reading

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Old road alignment near Waterford Mills

County Road 40 has become a much busier road since the construction project started on Kercher Road, or County Road 38. It is particularly busy from Waterford Mills to the west. Shown is an old alignment for County Road 40 … Continue reading

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Light Cemetery in Tippecanoe Township

Unless you live in the immediate area or are familiar with it, you probably wouldn’t even know there is a cemetery off Armstrong Road in Tippecanoe Township. There is no sign indicating as such by the road and there is … Continue reading

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Log cabin in Waterford Mills

Log cabins remind us, of course, of the very early days of settlement. They were literally built by hand from the resources of the earth. Obviously there were no lumber stores or anything else of the sort. Settlers used what … Continue reading

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Eel River Church in Kosciusko County

The old country church has not completely vanished from the landscape, but admittedly there are fewer of them. People are much more mobile today than they were when many of the rural churches were built. At that time, only those … Continue reading

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Old Yellow Creek Cemetery in Harrison Township

This week I’m featuring another old cemetery in Elkhart County. This one is known as the Old Yellow Creek Cemetery and is located on County Road 11, just south of County Road 38 in Harrison Township on the east side … Continue reading

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Foundation of former garage building in Claypool

Once in a while you can see only the foundation remaining of a former business. Such is the case of this foundation in Claypool along Section Street. Claypool is a small town in southern Kosciusko County that has, unfortunately, suffered … Continue reading

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Former stagecoach stop in Noble County

When we hear the word “stagecoach,” our tendency is probably to imagine one of the old Western movies. But stagecoaches operated in the local area, too, and one prominent line ran between Goshen and Fort Wayne. It followed the old … Continue reading

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Island Cemetery is near Milford

More than once I’ve featured cemeteries. Obviously I feel there is a great deal to be learned about local history from cemeteries. Another example is the Island Cemetery, located southwest of Milford off County Road 1050 North in Jefferson Township. … Continue reading

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