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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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Old Michigan Road alignment near Plymouth

I’ve posted a few times about the Michigan Road in various locations. It is one of the most historic roads in the state of Indiana. The road was originally commissioned in the late 1820s to run from Madison on the … Continue reading

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Possible old road alignment near Milford

Admittedly this post is one I’m not so sure about, so here goes. A while back someone who lives near Milford and has for a long time told me about an old road alignment involving Old State Road 15 south … Continue reading

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Hess Cemetery is in Elkhart Township

I’ve mentioned this before, but there is a lot of history associated with cemeteries, especially rural ones. It may seem odd to say that, but not only is there the history of those buried in the cemetery, but also how … Continue reading

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Old iron bridge still in use in Goshen

There are not many of these bridges left in use, at least not in the local area. The older bridges have often been replaced or have been moved elsewhere and no longer carry automobile traffic. Shown in the photo is … Continue reading

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Former church building now a business

The former First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Jackson and Chauncey streets in Columbia City is now a cafĂ©. This historic building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a beautiful building dating back to when it … Continue reading

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Church building dates to before 1900

Old church buildings are often full of history in many ways. There are memories members of the congregation can share. And what about the building itself? Apparently this church building at Fifth and Madison streets near downtown Goshen dates to … Continue reading

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Old barn by an alley in Milford

Where was this photo taken? Not in a rural area as you might expect. It was taken in the town of Milford. At the intersection of Fourth and James streets sits a house dating to 1858. It was originally a … Continue reading

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Old road alignment in Harrison Township

The Elkhart County Surveyor’s Office has an interesting set of historical maps by township. They show the various road alignments tied in by numbers to an index page. Vacated roads are also shown on the maps. One example is this … Continue reading

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Museum in Michigan features interurban cars

Back in May, a friend and I ventured to an interesting museum in Grass Lake, Michigan. I was doing an internet search and kind of stumbled upon the Lost Railway Museum. This museum is different in that its focus is … Continue reading

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