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Former Brownell Substation in Miami County

And this week I share yet another remnant of the former Winona Interurban Railway. This one is in Miami County on the south side of County Road 400 North, about one-half mile east of State Road 19 and north of … Continue reading

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Building a reminder of Winona Railway

Here is another photo taken on a trip about two years ago tracing the route of the Winona Interurban Railway, an electric railway, from Mentone to the south. My friend and I went as far as the small community of … Continue reading

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Former one room schoolhouse in Miami County

A couple of years ago I was with a friend and we were looking for traces of the old Winona Interurban Railway in Miami County (Indiana). While on County Road 1500 North in a rural area we passed by this … Continue reading

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Another remnant of canal system

Here’s yet another trace of the former Wabash & Erie Canal in Huntington County. As I said in my post last week, there was a 220-feet long dam feeding water into the canal system. At the Historic Forks of the … Continue reading

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Trace of former dam in Wabash River

The Wabash & Erie Canal was an important part of our transportation history. It opened up avenues of trade and farmers being able to market their crops further distances. It also brought people from the East to the Midwest and … Continue reading

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Site of treaty signings in Huntington County

If you like local history, I would suggest visiting the Historic Forks of the Wabash Museum Park in Huntington County. It is at the intersection of State Road 9 and U.S. Highway 24 near Huntington. The photo shows a plaque … Continue reading

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Retaining wall protected interurban

I know I’ve said this before, but one of my favorite things to research and write about, as well as post on this blog, is anything to do with the old electric railways or interurbans. Electric railways usually did not … Continue reading

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Former gas station now a wireless dealer

In downtown Goshen a former Shell gas station now serves as a Verizon wireless dealer. It is located on Main Street at the intersection with Jefferson Street. This building has a very long history as a gas station. Although I … Continue reading

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Remnant of former road near Leesburg

Finding remnants of former roads is something I find interesting. It kind of gives us a glimpse of the past and the routes of travel of people at that time. Shown in the photo is a trace of a former … Continue reading

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Bridge abutments for former railroad

In the spring of 2015, I took a trip to Marshall County with a few friends to trace the route of the former Vandalia Railroad, also known as the Eel River Railroad. We also ventured into neighboring Fulton County and … Continue reading

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